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The family of ace Nigerian film director playwright storyteller and novelist Biyi Bandele has asked members of the public to respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of the talented writer and filmmaker who died on Sunday August 7 2022 in Lagos.
The deceased’s daughter Temi Bandele who made the announcement via the late movie director’s Facebook said the 54 year old Half Of A Yellow Sun film director’s legacy will leave on through his work.
“As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele
Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen. He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world. His legacy will live on through his work.
He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully, and had so much more to say.
We ask everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss.”
Biyi’s Facebook account is now being run by family and close friends
The late Biyi Bandele alongside Kenneth Gyang directed the 2022 Nigerian thriller series Blood Sisters starring Nollywood actors Ramsey Nouah Ini Dima-Okojie Wale Ojo Tope Tadela Kate Henshaw Kehinde Bankole Nancy Isime Gabriel Afolayan Deyemi Okanlawon among other actors.
He has to his credit books such as Marching For Fausa, The King’s Rifle, The Sympathetic Undertaker and Other Dreams, Two Horsemen, The Street among other authored books.