The Yoruba octogenarian novelist died in the early hours of Wednesday at 89, according to one of his children, Goke who also reported that he was not sick before his demise at his residence located at the Mabolaje area of Oyo Town in Oyo State.

The late Okediji, who structured his novels after the detective works of English novelist, Agatha Christie, was the author of 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.

 

 


John Oluwawalemi

John Oluwawalemi is a Master's Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Ibadan, lover of music, books and God's Word.

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