‘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 residence. The Author, Poet, Screenwriter, Director and Photographer was buried at the moment 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 an announcement by daughter Temi Bandele, he handed on, on Sunday, August 7.

The assertion reads:

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

“Biyi was a prodigiously proficient 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 via all of his artwork, in poetry, novels, performs and on display screen.”

“He instructed tales which made a profound affect and impressed many everywhere in the world.  His legacy will reside on via his work.”

“He was taken from us a lot too quickly. He had already mentioned 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 learning 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 Authentic sequence by EbonyLife Movies.

His earlier works embrace 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 Authentic 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 Competition (TIFF) in September.

His novels embrace 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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