Monday 30 December 2013

Nobel laureate, Soyinka loses daughter

One of Prof Wole Soyinka’s children, Iyetade, has died in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, an online media group, Sahara Reporters reports.
The report says the death was disclosed by a culture activist and journalist, Mr Jahman Anikulapo, who is one of aides to the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Prof. Soyinka.

Prof Wole Soyinka

Iyetade died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. She was born June 6, 1965.
The statement noted that the late Iyetade Soyinka was a student at the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan before she studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan (UI).
Mr. Anikulapo’s statement described the deceased as “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” adding that she “struggled with her health in recent years.” Despite her health woes, the late Iyetade Soyinka “greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.”
The statement, which was issued on behalf of the deceased’s family, revealed that Ms. Soyinka “took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being treated at UCH, Ibadan.
“Iyetade leaves behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.” 

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