Ooni Ogunwusi stated this in a statement issued by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, on Saturday and made available to newsmen
The royal father maintained in the statement that said late Chief Adebayo Faleti while alive spent almost all his life serving the Yoruba race in various areas of cultural development.
“Chief Adebayo Faleti will certainly continue to live in the hearts of all the descendants of Oduduwa in appreciation of him as a colossal blessing to our race as a great ambassador who gave all his God- given talents for the promotion and sustainability of Yoruba culture and traditions right from the young age of 19 years when he first established a Yoruba theater group known as Oyo Operatic Society.”he said.
Ooni Ogunwisi however urged “the South West governments to immortalize” late Chief Faleti with befitting Arts institutions with a view to eternally making him a reference point to the youths.
The Ooni then tasked the youths to always find the great playwright and famous actor worthy of emulations in the various areas of their chosen careers, especially in Arts , saying, “you will find him relevant virtually in all segments of Arts and culture. That is why the governments of the South West must immortalize him”.
“ He is a poet, he is a singer, he is a veteran actor, a writer, a broadcaster, a media manager, a teacher and rare promoter of Yoruba Cultural values that can be productively tapped by our youths who must always find him worthy of emulation,” he said .
The Ooni then prayed for the soul of the late veteran actor and that God will give all members of his entire family the fortitude to beat the loss