Blood Sisters Director Biyi Bandele Dies at 54


Director Biyi Bandele has died aged 54. He was famous for directing the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and the Netflix series ‘Blood Sisters.’

His death was confirmed in a statement posted to Facebook by his daughter, Temi Bandele.

‘I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele,’ the statement announcing his death said.


Blood sisters director Biyi Bandele dies

‘ 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,’ the statement reads.

Biyi was born in Kaduna but moved to London aged 22. The cause of death has not been confirmed.

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