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It’s Wole Soyinka’s 86th Birthday today – Take A Look at Him through the Years



An icon. A legend. A force. The writer Wole Soyinka is 86 today.

To celebrate, the writer shared photos of himself through the years, from childhood right until the present day.

Who knew that little boy would grow up to be such a force, a genius?

Check out the photos:

Photo Credit: wolesoyinka


  1. Trenna

    July 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Nice, he looks so handsome & dapper in his white blazer and tie as youth 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. OA

    July 13, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    That his baby picture with him in aso-oke…too funny! If you haven’t read it, try reading Ake: The Childhood Years! That was one of my best reads depicting Soyinka’s childhood years albeit quite briefly.

  3. Wale

    July 13, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    He became more handsome with age, Happy Birthday Sir!

  4. Sam

    July 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Happy birthday to this legend, who never give up until he is who he is today.
    He inspired me.
    More years and blessing to you sir.

  5. Adeolu

    July 14, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Happy birthday sir, May the Good Lord Bless your new Age! Thank you for all your contributions

  6. Clifford Olatunji

    July 15, 2020 at 8:02 am

    The man has used this tribal knowledge and wisdom to articulate his spoken and writing of English better & to conquer the people, the language than the Englishmen themselves.Baba l’egba, you will live to be over 100, Sir,AJEPE BABA

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