Wole Soyinka Dead or Alive? Family Speaks

Wole Soyinka

death, is dead? The truth can be accessed below.


According to reports, news emerged just a few hours ago from an account allegedly belonging to Abdulrazak Gurnar, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for literature, suggesting that Nobel laureate  Soyinka had died. Gurnar was awarded the prize for literature in 2011.

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“I received a phone call from Nigeria,” the author writes in the post. Wole  passed away unexpectedly just a few minutes ago. “I’ve received terrible news.”


In a short period, the post received more than 150 retweets and 250 likes.

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Wole Soyinka Death Rumour By Abdulrazak Gurnar


But when contacted his family, Ilemakin, his son, laughed it off.

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“The rumour has been going around since last week. Soyinka is alive when last I checked,” he said.


The account which made the post was created in August 2021 and already has 14,000 followers.


In announcing Gurnah’s Nobel prize win on Friday, BBC had tagged the fake account, but Lola Shoneyin, the Nigerian author, quoted the tweet, pointing out that Gurnah is not a Twitter user.

“During my short exchange with Prof Abdulrazak Gurnah a few minutes ago, he stated, I am not a Twitter user. Please take note,” the post reads.

Recall last week news also surface that popular Nollywood actor Olu Jacob is dead, but his wife debunked the report. According to her, Her husband is strong.



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