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Biyi Bandele

28 Nov
The Nigerian film Elesin Oba (The King’s Horseman) was released on Netflix last month to widespread acclaim. The movie is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka, the country’s Nobel laureate and foremost playwright’s, most famous work, the 1975 Death and The King’s Horseman.
10 Sep 2022
“Elesin Oba , The King’s Horseman,” premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. “Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman” is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka's book "Death and the Kings Horseman" which is also based on Nigerian historical event of 1943. Set in the Oyo Empire, the king’s horseman according to tradition is to perform the ritual…
7 Sep 2022
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, solicited intervention of the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, for a befitting burial for renowned film producer and novelist, Biyi Bandele.
Biyi Bandele
14 Aug 2022
The news sneaked into my inbox like a mosquito at midnight. The sting, which followed, when it came, was as overwhelming as being trapped in the worst nightmare. Irewesi okan ba mi!
13 Aug 2022
Death hit two big blows on the motion picture industry between Sunday and Wednesday. The grim ripper visited and snatched two illustrious members of the motion picture industry – award winning writer, photographer and filmmaker Biyi Bandele-Thomas and the filmmaker Otu Njama III.
9 Aug 2022
Biyi Bandele, the director of the famed movie adaptation "Half of a Yellow Sun," reportedly passed away at age 54. His death was announced in a statement signed by his daughter Temi Bandele. The statement reads, "I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my…
18 Aug 2019
Rain, an absurd but funny play of two crazy street sweepers who find their mental balance in telling each other tall stories that reflect their warped state of mind, made up of and by the state of the nation, will hit the stage at Terra Kulture’s Theatre Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. It is a production of Park Theatre Lagos.
4 Mar 2018
BIYI BANDELE is British-based Nigerian writer, dramatist and filmmaker, who trained at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). His creative credits include Burma Boy (novel), Half of a Yellow Sun and Fifty (films) besides other stage productions. In this wide-ranging interview with OLATOUN WILLAMS of Borders – Africanist & Global Interviews, Bandele…
25 Feb 2017
The two-time Grammy award-winning musician as well as the Half Of A Yellow Sun filmmaker signed their deals separately in London where they are both based.

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