Nigeria Looses Veteran Yoruba Writer, Oladejo Okediji
Oladejo Okediji

The country Nigeria has lost another legend in famous Yoruba writer Oladejo Okediji.

The Yoruba octogenarian novelist died in the early hours of Wednesday, April 10th, at 89, as announced by one of his children, Goke Okediji.

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He said he was not sick before his demise at his residence – located at the Mabolaje area of Oyo Town in Oyo State.

Okediji, who structured his novels after the detective works of English novelist Agatha Christie, authored Aja Lo Leru, Rere Run, Agbalagba Akan, Atoto Arere, and Karin Kapo.

Other works include Opa Agbeleka, Oga Ni Bukola, Sango, Iroyin Ayo, Binu Tiri and a play, Aajo Aje (Running After Riches), among others.