Veteran Nigerian filmmaker and playwright, Biyi Bandele is useless.
SapaTV studies that the information of his dying was introduced in an announcement issued by his daughter, Temi Bandele, stating that his father died in Lagos, on Sunday seventh August 2022.
Though the reason for the dying was not revealed, Temi within the assertion grieved over the lack of her father whereas recounting his contribution to the film business.
She wrote: I’m heartbroken to share the sudden and sudden dying on Sunday seventh of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele. Biyi was a prodigiously gifted author and film-maker, in addition to a loyal pal and beloved father.
He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and knowledge which spoke boldly by means of all of his artwork, in poetry, novels, performs and on display screen. He informed tales which made a profound affect and impressed many everywhere in the world. His legacy will stay on by means of his work.
He was taken from us a lot too quickly. He had already mentioned a lot so fantastically, and had a lot extra to say. We ask everybody to please respect the privateness of his household and mates as we grieve his loss.
The stunning information comes barely just a few weeks to the historic Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition (TIFF) premiere of his newest work Elesin Obathe Kings Horseman (2022), which he tailored from Wole Soyinkas traditional drama, Loss of life & The Kings Horseman, and directed for EbonyLife Movies.
The movie is but to be launched however is slated to be screened on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, TIFF, in September.
He had earlier co-directed Blood Sisters, a 4-part Netflix-original tv drama collection, additionally for EbonyLife Movies.
Bandele is popularly recognized for guiding the film ‘Half of a Yellow Sun (Shareman Media & State Movies, 2013) tailored from Chimamanda Adichies novel of the identical title; Fifty (Ebony Movies, 2015).