Who is Wole Soyinka?
Wole Soyinka is a popular professor Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet and essayist who wrote creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Moreover, he received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature and became the first African Nobel Prize winner.
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Wole Soyinka: Early Life, Birthday, Age, Bio, Wiki, Nationality, Ethnicity, Zoodiac Sign, Religion
This popular personality was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, on July 13, 1934. He was the second child of his parents in seven children. Though his mother’s name is not available, his father’s name is Samuel who was an Anglican minister. Likewise, he has sis siblings, named Atinuke “Tinu” Aina Soyinka, Femi Soyinka, Yeside Soyinka, Omofolabo “Folabo” Ajayi-Soyinka and Kayode Soyinka.
Furthermore, he belongs to the Balck ethnicity and holds a Nigerian nationality.
According to his birth chart, he was born under the Cancer zodiac sign.
Wole Soyinka: Salary and Net Worth
Moving towards his salary and net worth, his estimated net worth is around $1.5 Million Us dollars. His main source of income is from playwrights.
Wole Soyinka: Relationship Status, Love Affair, Dating, Marriage, Wife, Kids
Talking about his marital status, he is a happily married man. He married Folake Doherty-Soyinka. This beautiful couple has been blessed with five children. Furthermore, no more information about his past relationships and his dating.
Wole Soyinka: Body Measurements, Height, Weight, Eyes Colour, Hair Colour
To say something about his body measurements, there have not been provided with all body appearance details to the media yet. We will update you soon.
Wole Soyinka: Career and Professional Life
When he graduated with an upper second class degree, he started working on an MA. When he studies in Nigeria and the UK, this most talented personality worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. Likewise, he moved on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theatres and on the radio. His first full-length play” Entitled My Father’s Burden” directed by Segun Olusola and was produced on Nigerian Television on 6 August 1960. Similarly, in December 1962, his “Towards a True Theatre” was disseminated and at the end of 1963, his first feature-length movie”Culture in Transition ” was cast.
Moreover, he has an active role in Nigeria’s political history and his movement for freedom from British colonial rule. Most of his writing has been discussed in “The Oppressive Boot and The irrelevance of the Colour of the Foot that Wears It”. In the same way, the popular novelist was also a professor of Comparative Literature at the Obafemi Awolowo University. First, he taught at Cornell University while he was in the United States as Goldwin Smith Professor for African Studies and Theatre Arts from 1988 to 1991. Additionally, he taught at the University of Oxford Harvard and Yale.
Likewise, he received the award of the Europe Theatre Prize in the “Special Prize” category. It was awarded to those who gave the contribution to the actuality of cultural events that boosts awareness and the interaction of understanding between peoples.
Wole Soyinka: Social Media Involvement, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
He is an active social media personality. He has 5.4K followers on his Facebook account. Furthermore, he has 2912 followers on his Instagram account.
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