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Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by lalasticlala(m): 8:59am On Jul 13, 2021
Wole Soyinka Turns 87 Today!

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category.

Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta. In 1954, he attended Government College in Ibadan, and subsequently University College Ibadan and the University of Leeds in England. After studying in Nigeria and the UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. He went on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theatres and on radio.

He took an active role in Nigeria's political history and its campaign for independence from British colonial rule. In 1965, he seized the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service studio and broadcast a demand for the cancellation of the Western Nigeria Regional Elections. In 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War, he was arrested by the federal government of General Yakubu Gowon and put in solitary confinement for two years.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wole_Soyinka

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Felabrity: 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Hbd sir

More years of healty life

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by MadamVanessa(f): 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Great sage


Wealth of wisdom personified

Erudite professor

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Happy birthday to you Daddy!

After my amiable late Chinua Achebe, the next man i respect and love with all my heart and soul is Wole Soyinka.

Even though he contributed in puting us in this mess we find ourselves today by endorsing an empty numbskull, a dullard, a buffoon, a clueless uselessss bastard called Buhari , but my love for this great man is still unshakable.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Obakashdee(m): 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Great man, Dey wait for when he go cut this hair grin

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by dahmie2013: 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday Sir. Congratulations...

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Nkiruka35(f): 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by sylarada(f): 9:00am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday
Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by slawormiir: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Congratulations to a real niggarr...

Despite he age see as he still handsome

I just dey wonder how many baby girls he bang during those days as a young niggarrrr

Coupled with the fact that he was rugged...Confirmed, real, tough and hard....
Baby girls are attracted to real, hard , tough and confirmed niggarrrrs because they are aware that a life without ruggedity is not worth living

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by tutudesz: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
lipsrsealed his only legacy for Nigeria youths is cultistism

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by mzBEAM(f): 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
You've lived a good life OG.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by colestephan86: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
lalasticlala:
Wole Soyinka Turns 87 Today!



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wole_Soyinka
Happy celebration sir

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Cholls(m): 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Sincinnati: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy Birthday My Guy

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by oluwaseunamos33(m): 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
HBD
Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Raph82(m): 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Congrats sir, more years in good health, alertness and sound mind. I would have said more years in fulfilment of destiny, but that statement is for the upcoming. U have already lived to fulfil destiny. U came into the world at a time the boat was enjoying a nice cruise, we came when the boat has capsized.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Authoreety: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday to him...


Wole soyinka : 87
Tinubu : ? ? ?


95, I guess

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Sammy07: 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy Birthday to the Prof himself cool cool

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Monzuur(m): 9:01am On Jul 13, 2021
Hbd baba

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by lasheun: 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
May you live long sir.
HBD to you shocked

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Baawaa(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday baba,
87 is not bean,more years in good health

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by hakym619(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Llnp

He's older yet more physically active and cognitively intact than BullHarry.

It seems the miscreant
OnionBandit & killNMKnow has been banned by a reasonable mod. I can't count the amount of time I reported that cow. cheesy

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by DominionGreat: 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday sir..


If poetry was a person........

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by optimistfeel(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday to the living legendary @87 baba still doing great .......

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by KingOdart(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy Birthday sir

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by ellajoe(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday sir!

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by Lordbinsmar: 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Happy birthday, Baba Agbaalagba grin grin

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by seanwilliam(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Baba go cut low cut abeg ..

Hbd to the legend

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by temitope27(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
More years ahead IJN

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by tomju2: 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Astute administrator. Congrats baba 87.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Celebrates His 87th Birthday Today by realwiz1(m): 9:02am On Jul 13, 2021
Wow amazing

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