Biyi Bandele, a Nigerian novelist, playwright, director of Half of a yellow sun and co-director of Blood Sisters, a Nigerian series, is dead.
This was made known in a statement released via his Facebook page by his daughter, Temi Bandele late Monday.
The statement read, “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.”
Praising her dad, Temi said, “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 wish everyone to please respect the privacy of hs family and friends as we grieve his loss.”
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Blood Sisters Plot
Blood Sisters is a Nigerian thriller series that premiered in 2022 and is currently available on Netflix.
The series, described as the first Nigerian Netflix Original series, stars Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime, as well as Ramsey Noah, Kate Henshaw, Wale Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Deyemi Okanlawon, Gabriel Afolayan, and Tope Tedela.
The four-part episode series, Blood Sisters, was released on Netflix on May 5, 2022, as a result of a collaboration between Netflix and Mo Abudu’s media company, Ebonylife TV. Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang directed the four-part series.