Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka popularly called Wole Soyinka was born on the 13th of July 1934.
Wole 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 UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theater in London. He went on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theaters, and on the radio. He took an active role in Nigeria’s political history and its struggle for independence from Great Britain.
Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet, and novelist. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Laureate prize in Literature, the first sub – Saharan African to be honored in this category.