Adebayo Faleti, Nigerian actor, poet, journalist and writer, Died at 95

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Adebayo Faleti was born on December 26, 1921 and died on July 23, 2017.

He was a Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor.

Faleti was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).

Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.

Faleti 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 published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names.

Faleti received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts (2002).

Adebayo Faleti passed away at 95 years old.

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