Biyi Bandele, Director of ‘Blood Sisters,’ Dies at 54

Biyi Bandele, the renowned Nigerian novelist, playwright and filmmaker behind 2022’s Netflix Nigerian Original series “Blood Sisters,” has died. He was 54.

Biyi died on Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria, according to a Facebook post from his daughter, Temi Bandele. A cause of death was not given.

“As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father, Biyi Bandele,” Temi writes in the post. “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.”

Fans, friends and colleagues are still mourning the loss of an iconic star who holds a special place in their hearts.

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