President Buhari Celebrates,Wole Soyinka as he Turns Eighty-Five Birthday

Written by on July 13, 2019

Many prominent Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari have sent birthday greetings to Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka on his 85th birthday anniversary.

President Buhari, in a statement wishing Professor Soyinka well, said the sage is a universal brand.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, noted that Professor Soyinka did not only excel in the academia but had also earned himself respect for lending his voice at critical moments in the country’s history.

Professor Soyinka, born on July 13, 1934, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist with many accolades to his name.

He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first black man to be honoured in the category.

Professor Soyinka took part in different freedom struggles which led to his arrests during his youthful days.


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