Tinuola Aina: Tears as Wole Soyinka Loses Sister at 90, Details Emerge

Tinuola Aina: Tears as Wole Soyinka Loses Sister at 90, Details Emerge

  • Tinuola Aina, the elder sister of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has passed on at age 90
  • According to a statement, Aina's family disclosed that she passed on on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
  • The statement revealed a two-day funeral rites which will kick off with a service of songs on Thursday, December 7, in Lagos

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Lagos State - The Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has lost his elder sister, Tinuola Aina, at the age of 90.

According to Aina’s family, she died on November 7, 2023, The Punch reported.

Wole Soyinka loses elder sister, Tinuola Aina at 90
Funeral rites for Wole Soyinka's sister, Tinuola Aina begin tomorrow Photo Credit: @McPilot7
Source: Twitter

This was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, December 5, containing her funeral rites

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The statement revealed that the late Aina’s service of songs will hold on Thursday, December 7 in Lagos.

While on Friday, December 8, a private interment will take place in Lagos, to conclude the two-day rites.

Who is Tinuola Aina, apart from being Wole Soyinka's sister?

Tinuola Aina was the first of seven children of her parents, Mr. Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, and Mrs. Grace Eniola Soyinka (neé Harrison)

She was born on April 29, 1933, at Ake Vicarage, Abeokuta in Ogun State.

Her father was a school teacher while her mother was a trader-homemaker.

According to Vanguard, Tinuola got married to Dr. Kola Aina in 1963.

She was the principal of the Nursing and Midwifery School at LUTH in 1986, a position she held until her retirement in 1993

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Soyinka said that he felt disappointed over the conduct of the 2023 general elections across Nigeria.

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while weighing in on the just-concluded poll, the writer said he was bombarded with the horrible pre and post-activities of the 2023 election.

Describing the elections as not the most edifying exercise Nigeria has been through, Soyinka said he is not happy with what he read and saw about the elections.

"I am hot here to bark at you": Soyinka shades Obasanjo over attack on Obas

Soyinka was captured in a viral video shading Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria.

Obasanjo was recently criticised for his tongue-lashed on the traditional rulers in Oyo state when he asked them to stand up and sit down over their refusal to greet him when he arrived at the commissioning of some projects in the state.

In a video that was shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Ayekooto, Soyinka was seen reacting to the actions of the former President.

Source: Legit.ng

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