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Wole Soyinka’s son speaks on father’s rumoured death



Ilemakin Soyinka, son of foremost Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka has debunked reports that his father is dead.

Last week, a Twitter account allegedly owned by 2021 Nobel prize for literature, Abdulrazak Gurna put up a tweet claiming Soyinka is dead.

The now-deleted tweet attracted numerous comments from users, while some expressed their condolences to the Soyinka family.

But in an interview with TheCable, Ilemakin Soyinka said his father is alive, urging the general public to disregard the rumours.

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β€œThe rumour has been going around since last week. Soyinka is alive when last I checked,” he said.


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