Ace broadcaster and Yoruba actor, Adebayo Faleti dies at 86

Gani Adams commiserates with yorubas over Faleti's death
Late Adebayo Faleti on set
United Bank for Africa

Nigerian veteran broadcaster, poet, journalist, writer and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti, is dead.

Faleti died on Sunday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan at about 6 am.

He died at the age of 86.

The late broadcaster published a dictionary containing the official usage of Yoruba names.

He was a Yoruba translator, TV exponent and a pioneer staff of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television, WNTV, Ibadan.

He was also responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.