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Biyi Bandele 6 things you should know about the film director

In celebration of the filmmaker's birthday, Pulse Nigeria sheds some light on his life and career.

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Biyi Bandele turns 48 years old today. The filmmaker is known for directing the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book "Half of A Yellow Sun”.

In honour of his birthday, Pulse Nigeria presents a list of thing you probably didn’t know about the creative.

1. He was born in Kafanchan, which is a small town in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria.

Biyi Bandele and Chimamanda Adiche play

Biyi Bandele and Chimamanda Adiche



2. He made his directional film debut with "Half of A Yellow Sun”.

3. Bandele directed season 3 and season 4 of MTV’s Shuga series.

MTV Shuga season 3 cast play

MTV Shuga season 3 cast


4. He studied drama at Obafemi Awolowo University.

5. He is a novelist. He has written five novels: The Man Who Came In From the Back of Beyond (1991); The Sympathetic Undertaker: and Other Dreams (1991); The Street (1999); Burma Boy (2007): and The King's Rifle (2009).


6. He is a playwright. In 1997 he adapted Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for the stage.  He has also worked with Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.

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