Adebayo Faleti Nigerian Actor
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26th December, 1930
23rd July, 2017
Actor, Poet, Writer
Adebayo Faleti (born 26 December 1930) is a well-known Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor. He is also known for being a successful Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV). He was also responsible for translating Nigeria's National Anthem from English to Yoruba. Faleti also translated speeches being made by Military President of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba. He has successfully published a dictionary that contains the formal or official use of Yoruba names. He has received many awards, both locally and internationally. His awards include the national honour, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts (2002).
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