Nigerian Director, Biyi Bandele, dies at 54

Nigerian Director, Biyi Bandele, dies at 54

Biyi Bandele was a British-based Nigerian novelist, playwright, and filmmaker who was best know for his movie called Half of a yellow sun which premiered in the special presentation section at the 2013 Toronto international film festival.

What Caused the Death of Nigerian Filmmaker Biyi Bandele?

People all over the world were stunned to learn of Biyi Bandele’s untimely demise at the age of 54.

His unexpected death occurred on August 9, 2022, according to a Facebook post by his daughter. His cause of death, however, went unreported, keeping the public in the dark about what killed him.

We will update this section as soon as our research team finds any information regarding the circumstances surrounding his death. Because little information about his death has been made public, it is currently difficult to find anything reliable.

Biyi Bandele Age, Family, and Early Life

Biyi Bandele was born on October 13, 1967, in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He was born to Yoruba Parents. He was 54 years old at the time of his death. Biyi was the son of Solomon Bandele-Thomas who is his father and He was a veteran of the Burma Campaign in World War II.

Biyi Bandele Family
(Left) – Olumide, (Middle) – Biyi Bandele and (Right) – Dotun

However, his Wikipedia page does not include any information regarding his mother as a result we cannot provide anything specific regarding her right now. He moved to London at the age of 28 after he spent the first 18 years of his life in the north-central part of the country before moving to o Lagos where he studied drama which changed his life forever.

Thus, We will update everything that is pertinent to him whenever we have more information about him.

Biyi Bandele Career, What was his Profession?

Bandele wrote for radio, television, theater, newspapers, and other media. He is renowned for his leadership as Half of a Yellow Sun, his first picture as a director, and garnered a “rapturous reception” when it was chosen for the Special Presentation category of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Prior to that Bandele has written plays for the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and other theaters in addition to radio dramas and television screenplays. Rain, Marching for Fausa, Resurrections in the Season of the Longest Drought, Two Horsemen, and other plays are among his works. In his early years, he also served as the Royal Literary Fund Resident Playwright at the Bush Theatre.

Which school and college did he go to?

He majored in drama at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife. However, We do not know anything about his early education because his Wikipedia page makes no mention of his educational background.

Biyi Bandele Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of this person is currently unclear due to the lack of publicly accessible personal information.

Also Read: Who is Jay Obernolte? Age, Wife, Family, Wiki, Net Worth

Several online sites claim varying amounts of his net worth, leading us to believe that he had an average net worth of $5 to 10 million.

Biyi Bandele Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and a father to a daughter named Temi Bandele. However, Nothing regarding his wife has been disclosed in public over the years leaving us clueless at this moment.

Therefore, we will update about his wife in detail once we get to know about her from a relevant source.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

He was available on Facebook, and  Instagram with 25.8K+ and 308+ followers respectively.

Physical Appearance of Biyi Bandele’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: N / A 
Meter: N / A 
Centimeter: N / A 
WeightKilogram: N / A 
Pounds: N / A
Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye Colour Brown
Body type Fit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Biyi Bandele’s should be known

NationalityBritish-Nigerian
EthnicityBlack
Zodiac SignN / A
Net Worth$5 to 10 million
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseN / A
ChildrenDaughter

close