‘Blood Sisters’ director, Biyi Bandele reported dead at 54

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Famed Nigerian writer and filmmaker Biyi Bandele has died. According to the report culled from Within Nigeria, Biyi died in Lagos at the age of 54.

His family, led by his daughter Temi Bandele has confirmed his sad demise in an official report saying;

The statement reads: “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 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.

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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.”

Until his death, he co-directed Blood Sisters, a four-part Netflix Original series by EbonyLife Films.

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His earlier works include Half of a Yellow Sun adapted from Chimamanda Adichie’s novel of the same title and Fifty another EbonyLife production.

He was also a director of the TV series SHUGA: What’s Your Reality; FELA – Father of Afrobeat, a TV special documentary for the BBC, and his self-produced TV documentary Africa States of Independence.

SOURCE: www.Ghbase.com

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