BREAKING NEWS: Nobel Laureate Soyinka’s Daughter Dies

Work-pics2542Iyetade Soyinka, a daughter of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, has died. Ms. Soyinka, who was born June 6, 1965, died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

The death was disclosed in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo, an aide to Mr. Soyinka, one of the world’s foremost dramatists and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature. 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.

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.”

No funeral arrangements were announced in the statement. SaharaReporters was unable to reach Professor Soyinka before press time.
Source: SaharaReporters


  1. may the soul of the deceased rest in peace and God will nuture her left behind children. and my sympathy goes to Proff.wole soyinka

  2. Dear Prof, please accept our sympathy and may your knowledge of the inevitability of death give you the fortitude to bear the great loss

  3. was it dis same daughter dat was alledged having affairs with River state governor(pregnant). why was d ailment undisclosed. hmmm Rest in peace ma. Rest in d bossom of da Lord.

  4. They should hold Alhaji Amaechi responsible for her death. He impregnated her and attempted to abort the baby hence her untimely death. Nigerian should watch out as the drama unfold. Coma not FULL STOP

  5. Mercy you have realy live up to your name by been merciful to those that deserved it God will surely add more to your blessings as you has choose the part of generous instead of using your God’s giving cash for luxurious life and showing off car that worth billions of dollars you choose to affect yours on the life of people God will continue to meet you at every point of your need through christ our lord Ameeeeeeeeen.

  6. Wot hidden b4 man was/is clearly b4 God,pls leave everything 4 God judgemt & pray 2 God 2 4giv all her sin & let her enter his kingdom.
    U & I wil taste death one day, wot pple wil say after us? Repent 2day! God of MERCY is our God,may U & I continuing in perfect peace(NOT REST)
    PLS Daddy/Papa,Families & Relatives take heart,nobody above death.


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