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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Tears as Wole Soyinka’s daughter, Iyetade is buried SOLOMON 05:01:2017
Tears freely flowed yesterday, as Iyetade, late daughter of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole
Soyinka was interred at Ultimate Gardens, Sanjo, Ibadan; along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway.
Earlier, a funeral service was held in her honour at Chapel of The Ressurection, University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State.
In his sermon, Very Rev. Kunle Oyelade, while consoling the family, stated that death was inevitable which explains why it took Iyetade away.
He urged everyone present at the funeral to give their lives to Christ, adding that nothing is better than to have people say good things after one’s demise.
Those who paid their tributes to the deceased, include Ilemakin Soyinka, Olaokun Soyinka and Bolu Onabolu.
Dr. Iyetade was described as a very religious, kind-hearted, nice and generous woman.
two of the deceased sisters, Moremi and Peyibomi, in tears, read some of the poems the deceased wrote when alive.
Dignitaries in attendance include a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi, and Managing Director of Tanus Communications, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, politicians, numerous writer among others.