Iyetade, the 48-year old daughter of Prof. Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature, has died at the University College Hospital Ibadan where she was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Her death was announced in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo, an aide to Prof. Soyinka.
The deceased according to the statement was “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious.” 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.”
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.”
She studied at the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan before she studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan.