Here Is What We Know About Late Legendary Yoruba Actor,Adebayo Faleti’s Burial Rite
Late Adebayo Faleti died around 6am on Sunday, July 23, at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The Burial rights and arrangements of legendary Yoruba actor, Adebayo Faleti was opened with a day of tributes and performances at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan by 4pm yesterday.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun made it known that “The commendation service for Alagba Faleti will hold on Wednesday, September 6 at the Salem Baptist Church, Yemetu by 12pm while there will be the lying-in-state at his residence on Thursday, September 7, by 8am; lying-in-state at the because, Ile Akede by 10am; and at NTA Ibadan at 11am,” he said, adding that his remains would leave for Oyo town for service of songs/Christian wake at the First Baptist Church, Isokun, Oyo on Thursday.
On the same day, according to him, there will be Artist Night at Plaza De Haruna, Oyo by 8pm while the final burial ceremony service will hold on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Isokun.
He added, Internment will hold at Agboye Village, Oyo State.
Late Chief Faleti happened to be one of the pioneer staff of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).
The deceased was responsible for the translation of Nigeria’s National Anthem form English to Yoruba. He also translated speeches being made by military president of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba.