Tributes pour in for Nigerian filmmaker Biyi Bandele
Tributes have been coming in for the late film maker, novelist and producer, Biyi Bandele who died on the 7th of August, 2022.
Biyi Bandele’s passing is a monumental loss to Nigeria’s film and creative industry. He will be remembered as a powerhouse who made some of the finest films out of Africa. As we mourn him, we commiserate with his family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in power. pic.twitter.com/ip7C5tV1pE
— Netflix Nigeria (@NetflixNaija) August 9, 2022
I am saddened to hear of the death of ace filmmaker, Biyi Bandele. His death leaves a gap in the industry that will be impossible to fill. On behalf of my family, I extend our sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, fans and colleagues. May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/Bly7hdEV0n
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) August 9, 2022
Biyi Bandele. My goodness. 💔
He was so kind to me. This life…
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) August 9, 2022
I pause to mourn soulful Biyi Bandele, eponymous scion of the Burma Boy, Solomon Bamidele Thomas, aka Tommy Sparkle, grandson of railways man of rustic Kafanchan. Biyi was a time machine in a dreamy realm called Nigeria where tragedy and triumph twin to meet a world at war. Adieu pic.twitter.com/Fhk1FOB0An
— Adewole Adebayo ESQ (@Pres_Adebayo) August 8, 2022
Our hearts go out to Biyi Bandele’s family over the news of his passing this morning.
Biyi directed the first two seasons of #MTVShugaNaija, and was a huge part of developing MTV Shuga in Nigeria.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. 🤗 pic.twitter.com/pJH425LdyL
— MTV Shuga Naija (@MTVShugaNaija) August 9, 2022