The late cultural icon, Adebayo Faleti, was buried in his Agboye Village, Oyo State, on Friday.
The interment was preceded by a funeral service held at the First Baptist Church, Oyo.
Distinguished personalities at the event included Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, a retired Archbishop of the Methodist Church, Rt. Rev. Ayo Ladigbolu, Nollywood actors, government functionaries, theatre practitioners, youth groups and traditional leaders among others.
The celebrities paid glowing tributes to the late elder statesman, describing him as a worthy ambassador of the Yoruba race.
Ajimobi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, described the late Faleti as a “living genius and a man of impact on his generation.”
Unknown to many ,one of the highlights of late Faleti’s career was his role as pioneer director of the Oyo State directorate of Mass Mobilisation for Self Reliance, Social Justice, and Economic Recovery (MAMSER) now known as National Orientation Agency (NOA).
He also translated the Nigerian national anthem to Yoruba language and died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan on July 23rd.