Wole Soyinka Loses Daughter

The death of the daughter of renowned author, Professor Wole Soyinka, Iyetade, has been announced. Iyetade died at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday.

A statement issued by an aide to the 1986 Nobel laureates winner, Jahman Anikulapo, revealed that the 48-year-old Iyetade died of an undisclosed illness after she suddenly took ill.

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Late Iyetade was an “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious” woman who “struggled with her health in recent years,” Anikulapo said in the statement.

She was a student at the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan before studying Medicine at the University of Ibadan.

She is survived by two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

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