Wole Soyinka: Throwback photos of Nobel Prize winner as he marks 85th birthday

Wole Soyinka: Throwback photos of Nobel Prize winner as he marks 85th birthday

- Professor Wole Soyinka receives praises and congratulates on social media as he clocks 85

- Nigerians have left social media abuzz with praises for the well-respected playwright

- Due to the celebration, photos of the Nobel Prize winner from a long time ago have surfaced online

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka is a respected Nigerian playwright, poet, and essayist, who is known across the world. To Nigerians, the playwright is a symbol of hope and an icon to many.

This Saturday, July 13, Professor Wole Soyinka clocked 85 years old and Nigerians have been showering him with praises and prayers.

Social media platforms are currently abuzz with the celebration of the Nobel Prize winner. Many Nigerians, including politicians and dignitaries, have wished the illustrious son of Nigeria a happy birthday.

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Due to this photos of Professor Soyinka from a long time ago have surfaced online. Legit.ng has gathered many of the photos for us to take a trip down the life of Professor Wole Soyinka as we celebrate him.

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Professor Soyinka was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature. He was the first African to be honoured in that category.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerians had celebrated the Nobel Laureate on social media. They congratulated him as he clocked 85 and showered him with love and praises.

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