‘Blood Sisters’ director, Biyi Bandele laid to rest in Lagos

Ace movie director, Biyi Bandele has been laid to rest in Lagos on Friday, September 23.

The stays of the Nigerian novelist and co-director of the film, Blood Sisters, was dedicated to the bottom after a quick ceremony.Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, shared pictures from the burial on his Twitter deal with. He wrote:

“Biyi BÁNDÉLÉ goes house. The Author, Poet, Screenwriter, Director and Photographer was buried right now in Lagos after a quick ceremony. Could his soul rest in peace.”

Biyi Bandele died in Lagos on the age of 54. In accordance to a press release by daughter Temi Bandele, he handed on, on Sunday, August 7.

The assertion reads:

“I’m heartbroken to share the sudden and surprising loss of life on Sunday seventh of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele.”

“Biyi was a prodigiously gifted author and filmmaker, in addition to a loyal buddy and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and knowledge which spoke boldly by all of his artwork, in poetry, novels, performs and on display.”

“He informed tales which made a profound influence and impressed many all around the world.  His legacy will reside on by his work.”

“He was taken from us a lot too quickly. He had already stated a lot so superbly, and had a lot extra to say.”

“We ask everybody to please respect the privateness of his household and pals as we grieve his loss.”

Born on October 13, 1967 in Kafanchan, Southern Kaduna to mother and father from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Bandele was finding out dramatic arts on the College of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo College), Ile Ife, when he received the BBC Playwriting Competitors, and thereafter relocated to England the place he had a flourishing profession as a author.

He co-directed Blood Sisters, a four-part Netflix Unique sequence by EbonyLife Movies.

His earlier works embody Half of a Yellow Solar tailored from Chimamanda Adichie’s novel of the identical title and Fifty one other EbonyLife manufacturing.

He was additionally a director of the TV sequence SHUGA: What’s Your Actuality; FELA – Father of Afrobeat, a TV particular documentary for the BBC, and his self-produced TV documentary Africa States of Independence.

His newest work Elesin Oba, the King’s Horseman, a Netflix Unique film by EbonyLife Movies, tailored from Wole Soyinka’s basic drama Loss of life & The King’s Horseman, is scheduled for screening on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant (TIFF) in September.

His novels embody The Man Who Got here in from the Again of Past, The Avenue and Burma Boy.

Bandele is survived by his son Korede and daughter Temi.

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