Veteran filmmaker, Wale Fanu, is dead

Veteran filmmaker, Wale Fanu, is dead 1

Nigerian Veteran filmmaker Wale Fanu is dead.

Wale Fanu died at age 72.

Jide Bisayo, took to social media to announce the sad news on Sunday.

The 72-year-old veteran, who lived with sickle cell, was the managing director of one of the foremost production houses in Nollywood, Cinekraft.

Announcing the death of the veteran filmmaker, Bisayo noted that Cinekraft contributed to the birth of Nollywood.

Busayo wrote, “In the beginning while Nollywood was still an embryo, there was CINEKRAFT. Cinekraft in no small way contributed to the birthing of the nascent industry.

“Behind Cinekraft administration and production management was one indefatigable, never tiring creative soul, my boss, Wale Fanu. Uncle Wales (as I like calling you), rest in the bosom of the Lord.

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“A titan has gone home indeed!”

Though Busayo didn’t state the time or cause of death, Fanu was known as a sickle cell survivor.