Iyetade
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.”

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

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