Wole Soyinka’s Brother, Femi, Dies at 85

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 Femi Soyinka, the younger brother of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, dies at 85.

The deceased Soyinka is a renowned researcher and former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and died at 85.

In 1937, Prof. Femi Soyinka received a medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBChB from the University of Heidelberg in 1964; and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialized and practiced as a Dermatologist, Venereologist, and Allergologist at the University of Giessen, in 1969.

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A statement made by the family says that he died on Tuesday at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

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“The Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara in Ogun State, announces the passing away of their father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother, Professor Femi Soyinka, which occurred on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State,” the family said.

“He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

“Burial arrangements would be announced by the family later.”

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