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Abeokuta: People from Abeokuta, Wole Soyinka, Olusegun Obasanjo, Fela Kuti, Peter Akinola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Dim

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Published July 5th 2011
ISBN : 9781232557470
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: People from Abeokuta, Wole Soyinka, Olusegun Obasanjo, Fela Kuti, Peter Akinola, Moshood KashimawoMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: People from Abeokuta, Wole Soyinka, Olusegun Obasanjo, Fela Kuti, Peter Akinola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Dimeji Bankole, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Saburi Biobaku, Egba Alake, Alani Bankole, Asero High School. Excerpt: Akinwande Oluwole Wole Soyinka (born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, where he was recognised as a man who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence, and became the first African to be so honoured. In 1994, he was designated UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of African culture, human rights, freedom of expression, media and communication. One of the most prominent members of the eminent Ransome-Kuti family, his mother Grace Eniola was the daughter of Rev. Canon JJ Ransome-Kuti, sister to Olusegun Azariah Ransome-Kuti and Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, making Soyinka cousin to the late Fela Kuti, the late Beko Ransome-Kuti, the late Olikoye Ransome-Kuti and to Yemisi Ransome-Kuti. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta, specifically, a Remo family from Isara-Remo on July 13, 1934. His father was Christian Clergy, Canon SA Soyinka (aka Teacher pupa (light skinned teacher)). He received a primary school education in Abeokuta and attended secondary school at Government College, Ibadan. He then studied at the University College, Ibadan (1952-1954) where he founded the pyrates confraternity (an anti-corruption and justice seeking student organization) and the University of Leeds (1954-1957) from which he received a First class honours degree in English Literature. He worked as a play reader at the Royal Court Theatre in London before returning to Nigeria to study African drama. He taught in the ...