Co-director of Blood Sisters, Biyi Bandele, is Dead

Biyi Bandele, a famed Nigerian novelist, playwright, director of Half of a Yellow sun and co-director of Nigerian series, Blood Sisters, is dead.

The news of his passing was disclosed on Monday night by his daughter, Temi.

Using his official Facebook page, she eulogised her father, saying “As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele.”

“Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, 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.”

She added, “Biyi’s Facebook account is now being run by family and close friends

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