Iyetade Soyinka, daughter of social critic and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, has died at the age of 48 from a yet to be disclosed ailment.
Iyetade died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was taken when she fell ill.
The death was disclosed in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo, an aide to Wole Soyinka.
According to the statement , the late Iyetade Soyinka attended the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan, before she went to study Medicine at the University of Ibadan.
Mr. Anikulapo’s statement described the deceased as “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” adding that she “struggled with her health in recent years.” Despite her health woes, the late Iyetade Soyinka “greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.”
The statement, which was issued on behalf of the deceased’s family, revealed that Ms. Soyinka “took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being treated at UCH, Ibadan.
“Iyetade leaves behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.”
No funeral arrangements were announced in the statement.
Our condolences are with the family of the deceased.