Biyi Bandele is a Nigerian Novelist, producer, Director, and Filmmaker. He was born on 13th October 1967 in Kafancha, Kaduna State, Nigeria to a veteran soldier Solomon Bandele Thomas who fought in the Burma campaign in World war II.
Biyi Bandele had his elementary and his secondary school in Kafancha, Kaduna. In 1985 he moved to Lagos, two years he was admitted to Obafemi Awolowo University – Ile Ife Osun state Nigeria where he study. In 1990 shortly after his graduation, he left for London after winning first prize, a one-year stay in the International Student playscript competition, he has been there since there.
Biyi Bandele Career, books and movies directed.
Biyi Bandele has worked with the Royal Court Theatre and Royal Shakespeare, he has well-written radio drama and television Screenplay.
In 1991, he published his first novel ” The Man who came in from beyond the back ” which he has been writing when he was a schoolboy, it was followed by his second novel, The Sympathetic Undertaker, and another dream, The street ( 1999), Burma boy ( 2007).
His first directorial debut, Half of a Yellow Sun was released in 2013, followed by Fifty ( 2015), in 2022 he directed Blood sisters, the First Nigerian Original series.
Biyi Bandele Awards
Below are the lists of Awards recieved by Biyi Bandele;
- International student play script Competition – (Rain) 1989.
- London New play Festival ( Two Horsemen).
- Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Director ( fifty) 2016.
- Black Reel Awards for outstanding foreign film Nigeria ( Half of a yellow sun) 2015.
Biyi Bandele Net Worth In 2022
The famous Nigerian Actor has an estimated Net Worth of $5 millions generated from his books and films.
Is Biyi Bandele Still Alive?
Biyi Bandele is dead and he passed away on the month of August 7th, 2022.
Biyi Bandele Wife
Based on the research Actor Biyi Bandele married to a beautiful woman which he decided to put the identity of the wife privately.