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Chief Adebayo Faleti

Chief Adebayo Faleti

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Alagba Adebayo Faleti is a prolific writer and poet. He graduated from the University of Ibadan with a honours degree in English in 1968. He had earlier attended the University of Dakar (Senegal) and obtained a certificate of proficiency in French Language and civilization in 1966. He also attended Radio Netherlands Training center, Hilersum, Holland, in 1971 for a certificate in Television Production. His Broadcasting experience dated back to 1959 when he worked as Film Editor/Librarian in the then WNTV-WNSS (now NTA Ibadan). He had directed and produced for television and radio such major works as Duro Ladipo’s OBAKOSO, Oyin Adejobi’s EKURO OLOJA, Zulu Sofola’s THE DEER AND THE HUNTER’S PEARL amongst others.

When the then WNTV-WNBS was split into OYO and NTA, he joined Radio O-Y-O and rose from the post of Controller (Programmes), Director (Programmes) to that of General Manager-Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State. He also served as State Director of MAMSER during the Babangida regime and quite recently he was Chairman, Board of Governors, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture. Among his major works are ‘NWON ROPE WERE NI’ (Drama), ‘OMO OLOKUN ESIN’ (Prose) ‘ IDAAMU PAADI MIKAILU’ - and ‘MAGUN (which was adapted to ‘THUNDERBOLT’ by Mainframe Productions in the year 2000 to mention but a few. He screen-played and directed ‘AGBAARIN’ by Jimoh Aliu and also assisted Frederic Good in the directing of Hubert Ogunde’s ‘AYANMO’. He recently scripted AFONJA’ an epic film by REMDEL Optimum Communications.

Alagba Faleti has acted in a number of major films like ‘SAWORO-IDE’, ‘THUNDERBOLT AGOGO-EEWO’, ‘AFONJA’ AND OTHERS.

He has won a number of local and international awards, which included the afro- Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts, which he bagged in London in the year 2002. His role in ‘SAWORO-ZOE as ‘OPALABA’ has earned him a new fame as an actor of repute.

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