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Soyinka’s Burial Arrangement Announced



iyetadeDaughter of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Iyetade Verity Soyinka will be buried on Friday, January 10 in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

Ms. Soyinka had died on December 28, 2013 at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief illness.

In a statement released today, the Soyinka family stated that Iyetade’s death had brought “great sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss,” describing the deceased as their cherished daughter. The funeral statement further disclosed that Ms. Soyinka is survived by two children, a daughter, Oreofe, and a son, Adeoto.

A statement by the family has shown that she will be laid to rest by 11:00am on Friday, January 10 in Ibadan after the funeral service at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan. Prior to the burial, a short service of songs will be held by 5 p.m. a day before.

Ms. Soyinka is survived by her daughter, son and father, Wole Soyinka, her mother, Olayide Soyinka, a former university librarian at Ogun State University, her sisters and brothers—Olaokun, Moremi, Peyibomi, Ilemakin, Morenike, Amani, Tunlewa, Bojode and Eniara and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial website ( ) where funeral updates and condolences will be shared has been set up by the family.

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