Veteran actor and broadcaster, ADEBAYO FALETI has died at the age of 86.
He was said to have had his last breath at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan at about 6am today.
The deceased was a foremost Yoruba translator and pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television later known as the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA.
He translated the national anthem from English to Yoruba and also translated speeches by former military President IBRAHIM BABANGIDA and ERNEST SHONEKAN, head of national interim government.
ADEBAYO FALETI was born in Agbo-Oye, Oyo state, but lived in Obananko, Kuranga, near Oyo state.
Sometime in 2014 he was reported dead but the thespian responded and I quote: “I am alive. I am alive. Long life will be my lot”. End of quote.
FALETI has acted, written and produced a number of movies.
Some of them are Saworide, Magun, Afonja, Basorun Gaa and Sawo-Segeri.