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THE PACESETTER: BIYI BANDELE

Biyi Bandele, the director of the first Nigerian Netflix original series ‘Blood Sisters’ and the forthcoming Netflix film ‘Ẹlẹ́ṣin Ọba’ dies at 54.

Prior to his death, Biyi Bandele was an exemplary writer and pacesetter in the filmmaking industry. He was known for directing the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel ‘Half of a yellow sun’. He also directed the series ‘Blood Sisters’. 

“Ẹlẹ́ṣin Ọba,” the movie he directed just before his death is an adaptation of Wole Ṣóyínká’s Death and the King’s Horseman. It is expected to make its Netflix debut later this year, while its screening premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival by September. Some of his books are ‘Burma boy’, ‘the king’s rifle’ and so on. 

The cause of his death is not yet clear.

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