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A Literary Colossus Takes a Bow as SYNW Mourns


Few people use up their pen ink before either losing or abandoning it. Those who stick to theirs until it runs out of ink no doubt grow somewhat fond and attached to it.


The Pen Community has been thrown into mourning as one of the legends takes a bow at an age many will like to attain – 86 years.


In a press release signed by Mr. Wole Adedoyin, President of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), the body expressed its deep condolences to family and relatives of the late literary icon who passed on, on the 23rd of July, 2017 and prayed for the repose of his soul.

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The statement, which described the deceased as a “literary colossus who advanced Yoruba literature beyond our imagination”, also expressed condolences to the current Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and to the people of the pen community for the loss of one of their own.


Though the late Alagba Adebayo Faleti could be said to have used up his pen’s ink, nevertheless, his demise has created a vacuum and he shall be missed by family, friends and associates.

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Faleti wrote, produced and acted a number of movies including: Thunderbolt, Magun (2001), Afonja (1 &2), 2002, Basorun Gaa (2004), and Sawo-Sogberi (2005).


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