Another Nigeria’s Nollywood icon is dead – PA ADEBAYO FALETI

(Last Updated On: July 24, 2017)

Chief Adebayo faleti is dead.
Adebayo Faleti born on 26 December 1930 is a Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor. He is also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).[1] He was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also translated speeches being made by military president of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba. Faleti has published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names.[1] He has received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)[2] the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts (2002).[3]



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