Biyi Bandele BioGraphy

Biyi Bandele BioGraphy : Biyi Bandele’s full name is Biyi Bandele-Thomas who was a British-based Nigerian novelist as well as a playwright and film producer. In 1990, these playwrights moved to London from Kafanchan, Nigeria. He won the Wingate Scholarship Award in 1995. In 2001, he published his tenth book called Brixton Stories/Happy Birthday, Mister Deka, Methuen. In 2007, he published his eleventh book called Burma Boy, London: Jonathan Cape. In 2009, he published his own Twelve book named The King’s Rifle in the US and Canada.

Biyi Bandele BioGraphy

Biyi Bandele-Thomas took his tiny steps for the first time in this world on 13 October 1967 in the house of Solomon Bamidele Thomas. His birth place is Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria and his death place is Lagos, Nigeria. Biyi’s birth sign is Libra and he had Nigerian nationality. His parents were Yoruba. The father of the novelist was a veteran of the Burma campaign in World War II. Then Nigeria was part of the British Empire. 14 years this filmmaker won the short-story competition. He spent 18 years with his parents in the north-central part of the country. Later he came to Lagos with his parents.

Education Qualification

Biyi Bandele-Thomas enrolled in Obafemi Avalovo University, Ile-Ife in 1987 where he studied drama. Biyi won the 1989 International Student Drama Competition with Ren in addition to an unpublished play. He then claimed the 1990 British Council Lagos Prize for his collection of poems. He moved to London at the age of 22 armed with the manuscripts of two novels. Later the books of this novelist were published. Biyi was given a commission by the Royal Court Theatre.


He released his first book in 1991 called The Man Who Came in From the Back of Beyond, Bellew. In the same year he published his second book, The Sympathetic Undertaker: and Other Dreams, Bellew. In 1993, he published his third book, Marching for Fausa, Amber Lane Press. In 1994, he published his two books, Resurrections in the Season of the Longest Drought, Amber Lane Press and Two Horsemen, Amber Lane Press. In 1995, he published his sixth book, Death Catches the Hunter/Me and the Boys, Amber Lane Press. In 1999, he published three books, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (adaptation), Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko ( adaptation), Amber Lane Press and The Street, Picador.


He directed Half of a Yellow Sun (Anglo-Nigerian drama film) and Shuga (television drama series) in 2013. In 2015, he directed Fifty (Nigerian romantic drama film). In 2022, he directed Blood Sisters (Nigerian thriller series).

Biyi Bandele BioGraphy
Real Name Biyi Bandele-Thomas
Nick Name
Death 7 August 2022
Date Of Birth 13 October 1967
Nationality Nigerian
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place
Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Filmmaker
  • Novelist
  • Playwright
Zodiac sign Libra
Father Name Solomon Bamidele Thomas
Mother Name Under Review
Sister Name Under Review
Brother Name Under Review
Children Name Temi Bandele
Wife Name Under Review
School Name Under Review
College Name Under Review
Qualification Graduate
 Physical Status
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Height 5 feet 8 inch
Body type Fit
Weight 76 KG
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 16 (US)
Chest size 40 inches
Waist  size 32 Inches
Biceps size 18 inches
Sexual Orientation Straight
  Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Girl Friend Name
Wife Name
Social Media
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 Personal Life

Talking about the personal life of Biyi Bandele-Thomas, there is no detail in Google about his wife. But talking about the children of this filmmaker, he has a daughter named Temi Bandele.

Net Worth

The director of Blood Sisters, whose name is Biyi Bandele-Thomas, whose net worth is about $5 million.

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