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Veteran actor & broadcaster Adebayo Faleti dies at 86



Veteran actor & broadcaster Adebayo Faleti dies at 86

Adebayo Faleti

Adebayo Faleti, renowned Nigerian author, broadcaster and poet is dead.

Channels TV reports that Faleti died in the early hours of Sunday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

Faleti holds the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) and was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.

Faleti, who has published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names, was one of the pioneer staff of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).

Faleti also starred in Tunde Kelani‘s Thunderbold and Saworoide.



  1. Funmi

    July 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Rest in peace great man

  2. Anonymous

    July 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    A live well spent

  3. Lilo

    July 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Indeeed a great man that did a lot to preserve he Yoruba language and culture. Rest In Peace baba


    July 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Great ICON is gone .REST IN PEACE BABA FALETI.I will always remember him`for his traditional abeti aja on GREAT HERO.

  5. Kuteyi Folayinka

    July 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Jesus… Our Favorite Actor in those days

  6. Ewa

    July 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Great Man!!!!! Rest in Peace

  7. Ephi

    July 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Truly an icon. He came, he did his part, and he’s gone to rest. Rest in peace sir.

    • b

      July 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      I like the he did his part for the yoruba race. Now its our turn, are we doing our own part? not only for the yoruba race but in any area you are called to

  8. Tosin

    July 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Look at those eyes! Look at that face! So glad that the camera found him.

    Saworoide is fabulous, gotta watch it again.

    • John Doe

      July 23, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      A life well spent. Rest in peace baba!

  9. LemmeRant

    July 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow. Just seeing this.

    Rest in peace Sir.

  10. Nike

    July 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    A great icon is gone sleep well baba

  11. Californiabawlar

    July 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    A o ma se, ile nje’niyan. Baba wa Adebayo Faleti, sun re o!

    I feel like he’d appreciate his fairwell messages in Yoruba, lol.

  12. Temi

    July 24, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Sun re o baba. Igi nla subu ni inu oko. Eja nla dubule ninu ibu. Sun re o.

  13. Big Tee

    July 24, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Ajananku sun bi oke – The Elephant sleeps like a mountain; Iku kogbowo, iku ko gba’aso- death is not appeased by money or cloth; Erin wo! – Odigba! od’ujo ala.

  14. Mrs O

    July 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Rest in peace, legend. Thank you for all the work you did. He was such a delight to watch.

  15. Pat

    July 24, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Wait is this ” papa ajasco” fron “Fuji house of commotion”?

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