Meet Wole Soyinka's First Son Who is a Medical Doctor and a Former Commissioner (Photos)


Wole Soyinka is a prolific writer that Nigeria ever had, He is a reputable scholar who has contributed much more to Nigeria Literature and Africa in general


The great scholar Soyinka whose real name is Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka was born on July 13,1934 in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The prolific writer attended government college Ibadan, he is a strong tool of the school union during his era, he later studied at the university of Leeds In Britain

Soyinka has contributed to the Nigeria Politics both in Pre and post Independence, He has being a great advocate of the people both at home and Africa at large

The Nobel prize winner was against Military regimesbin Nigeria, due to reinforcement against some leadership, he was sent into two years imprisonment under General Yakubu Gowon while Sani Abacha proclaimed a death sentence on him in absentia

He was awarded the 1986 Nobel prize in

He has married three times, but divorced two times, His first wife was Late Barbara Dixon who was a British writer, They married in 1958 and the marriage gave birth to Olaokun Soyinka, wole Soyinka later divorced Barbara, then he married Olamide idowu, who was a librarian, the marriage was blessed with four children. His third marriage was to Folake Doherty in 1989

Olaokun Soyinka is the first son of Wole Soyinka, like his father Olaokun attended government college Ibadan, After completion, he travelled to study Medicine at St. Thomas hospital medical school, London

Olaokun later obtained his MBA from cranfield school of management in 1986

While returning home after, being a well trained doctor, he became the health promotion officer at world health organization for three years

He was a commisioner of health in July 2011 during governor Ibikunle Amosun adminstration, he was at this position till 2015

He is married to Titilayo Shoneyin simply known as Lola Shoneyin, who is also a writer and poet

They are blessed with four

Here are the Olaokun's Family pictures

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