Monday, December 30, 2013

Wole Soyinka's daughter, Iyetade Passes Away

Wole Soyinka's daughter, Iyetade Passes Away
Iyetade Soyinka, daughter of Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, has passed on at the age of 48. She was born June 6, 1965 and died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

Iyetade Soyinka was a student at the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan before she studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan.

A statement signed on behalf of the family by a former Editor of the Guardian on Sunday, Mr. Jahman Anikulapo and a close aide to Soyinka, stated that Iyetade, a mother of two, died while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

“In spite of this, she greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children. She 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,” the statement added.


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