Foremost writer, poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti, has dismissed a rumour going round that he is dead.
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 Monday afternoon.
“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 Sunday.”