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Wole Soyinka’s Sister, Tinuola Is Dead



Wole Soyinka's Sister, Tinuola Is Dead

Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka’s older sister, Tinuola Aina, has died.

She died at the age of 90.

In a statement released on Tuesday, her family announced that she died on November 7, 2023.

The announcement indicated that a service of songs will kick off the funeral rites on Thursday, December 7 in Lagos.

The two-day rites are set to conclude on Friday, December 8, culminating in a private interment  in Lagos.

She was born on April 29, 1933, and she was the first of seven children of a school teacher, Mr. Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, and trader-homemaker, Mrs. Grace Eniola Soyinka (neé Harrison) at Ake Vicarage, Abeokuta.

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