Biyi Bandele, a well-known novelist and director, has passed away.
He died on Sunday at the age of 54, according to sources; the cause of death is not yet disclosed.
Temi Bandele, the filmmaker’s daughter, posted a statement on Facebook after her father passed away.
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“I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele,” the statement reads.
“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. 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.”
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