Biyi Bandele, the co-Director of Netflix’s debut Nigerian original series ‘Blood Sisters’ is dead.
The sad news was confirmed by his daughter Temi Bandele in a Facebook post on Monday 8th of August.
According to the statement released by Temi, the Nigerian Novelist died on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos.
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.”
“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 ask everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss.”
Biyi Bandele was known for directing the Chimamanda classic novel ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ and also for co-directing ‘Blood Sisters’.