The remains of late poet, broadcaster and actor, Alagba Adebayo Faleti would be interred in Oyo, his hometown.
According to sources who craved anonymity as the family has not made the details official, the funeral rites will hold between September 5 to 8, 2017 at his home in the town of Oyo, Oyo state.
Meanwhile, mourners have continued to throng the Ibadan residence to pay condolence to the late literary icon.
Among those who have visited are veteran actors, Jide Kosoko, Dele Odule, Tunbosun Odunsi, Adebayo Salami and Toyin Adegbola. Others are Dr. Yemi Farounbi, Muyiwa Ige, Tunbosun Oladapo and former chairman of First Bank, Ajibola Afonja.
During a visit to the residence on Saturday, a former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, who came in the company of a prominent Yoruba actress, Mrs. Toyin Adegbola, said they were at the Faleti’s residence to convey their condolences to the family.
Ayorinde was the Chairman, Governing Council of LAUTECH when Faleti was conferred with a honourary doctorate degree by the Ogbomosho based institution. He said that there was no doubt about Faleti’s credential for the honour when he was nominated for the award.
“He was a man of great integrity, a true Nigerian, Yoruba icon who will be remembered for the good work he did when he was alive.
“His death is painful but it is also a time for Nigerians to celebrate the true Yoruba son. I decorated him with a honourary doctorate degree and since that time, I have always been interested in everything that he was doing,” he said.
In her tribute, Adegbola recounted that the deceased Faleti communicated with her on the social media about three weeks ago, around 3:30am. She said, she was forced to ask if he was still awake at the time and that he replied in the affirmative citing the books he was reading as the reason. “He told me that he was a writer and that even though he could not write again, he had to continue reading. That was the kind of person he was. He wouldn’t want you to lack anything at all,” she said.