Sad News – Wole Soyinka’s Daughter Iyetade Soyinka Is Dead

Iyetade Soyinka the daughter of the great novelist and nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka is  dead. She was born June 6, 1965 and she passed on at the university teaching hospital Ibadan, the cause of her death hasn’t yet been disclosed  all we know is she died in the hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

Her death was disclosed in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo who is Wole Soyinka’s aide; In the statement we were made to know that Iyetade Soyinka was a student at staff School and Queens School, Ibadan and she later furthered her studies at  the University of Ibadan school of medicine. The statement described Iyetade Soyinka as  a “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” woman 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.”

“Iyetade leaves behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.” No funeral arrangements were announced in the statement.

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace *amen 🙁

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