Thursday, 27 July 2017

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PA Adebayo Faleti passed on

Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor, PA Adebayo Faleti passed on yesterday at the University College hospital Ibadan aged 86.

Here are 5 things you may not know about PA Adebayo Faleti
1.Adebayo Faleti was born on the 26 December 1930.

2.He died on the 22nd July 2017 at the University College hospital Ibadan.

3.He was 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). 4.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.

5.He has 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). Credit: Salam Saheed

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