IBADAN – A literary icon, Prof. Femi Osofisan, on Tuesday described Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, as a unique personality with immense intelligence.
“It is quite unusual to find a person of immense intelligence like him. Of course, his prolific writings speak volume of him,” Osofisan said.
Another young writer, Oluseyi Adedeji, decribed Soyinka as a freedom fighter.
“ He wrote many of his books to correct the social, political, economic and cultural vices in the society,” Adedeji said.
Muyiwa Jayeola, a theatre arts student at the University of Ibadan, said Soyinka remains an inspiration to the contemporary world.
Soyinka, who was born on July 13, 1934, at Ishara Ogun, is widely believed to be the father of African drama.