Nigerian popular filmmaker, playwright and novelist, Biyi Bandele has succumbed to the call of nature.
The sad news was announced by his daughter just after he passed out. According to the young lady, the Nollywood veteran died on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos after a brief sickness.
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In her words, she said:
“I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele,” the statement reads.”
“Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and filmmaker, 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 directed most of the Nigerian iconic movies which have even announced his death as a painful exit. No one may match his potential as Nigerians mourn his death.