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Prof Wole Soyinka loses brother

Renown Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Clinical Immunology Femi Soyinka younger sibling to Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka
is dead

He died at the age of 85.

A statement by the family signed by
the son of the deceased, Ayodele Soyinka says the University of Heidelberg-trained medical doctor died on Tuesday in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State

Prof. Soyinka who is a younger sibling to Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, was one-time chief medical director, faculty of health sciences at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife. The late university don has led and has also been involved in several international types of research in his area of specialization

The Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, has announced the passing of their father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle Professor Femi Soyinka, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at his home on Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Born in 1937 Professor Femi Soyinka received a Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBChB from the University of Heidelberg, in 1964; and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialised and practised as a Dermatologist, Venereologist and Allergologist at the University of Giessen, in 1969.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial arrangements would be announced by the family later.

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