Foremost writer, poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti,
has dismissed a rumour going round that he is
There were some reports early today – Monday
– that the legendary artist, who had been
slowed down by an ailment, had passed on.
But it was a healthy Faleti that spoke to our
correspondent in a telephone interview on
“I am alive,” he said in Yoruba.
“I am alive. Long life will be my lot.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered on Monday that it
was another leading Yoruba culture promoter,
Chief Supo Koseemani that died.
Speaking in a telephone interview with foremost
scholar and writer, Prof. Akinwumi Osola, he
noted that it was information on Koseemani’s
death that some people were misinterpreting.
Isola, an associate of Faleti, said, “Baba Faleti is
still very much alive. Many people have called to
me to inquire about the state of things with
him. He is still very much alive. It is true that he
had been indisposed for some time. But he has
got better now.
“The person who has passed on is Alagba Supo
Koseemani, the specialist in Yoruba proverbs. I
gathered that he passed on in Ibadan on