Iyetade Soyinka’s funeral begins

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Burial rites for Ms.Iyetade Soyinka, who died after a brief illness at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, on December 28, 2013, begin with a service of songs tomorrow, at Penton Rise, Atinuke Hall (former Palm Chemist), Oshuntokun Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

She will be laid to rest on Friday, in Ibadan, after funeral service at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan at 11am.

Yetade was born on June 6,1965 to Professor Wole Soyinka and Mrs Olayide Soyinka, in Ibadan, Oyo State and attended the Staff School, U.I, and Queens School, Ibadan. She commenced her studies at the University of Ibadan, but eventually moved to England, where she abandoned the sciences and switched to the world of theater arts, culture and writing.

On her return to Nigeria, she spent the last decade in Ibadan, raising her two children.

Yetade was a poet and performing artiste, who embraced the interior shores of life with an unusual depth of perception, courage and understanding. Her volume of poetry, Stars, Fill My Skies, was scheduled for release at the end of 2013.

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