Friday, 10 January 2014

Dr Iyetade, Daughter of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Laid to rest in Ibadan



Dr. Iyetade, daughter of the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka was today interred at Ultimate Gardens, along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, Opposite Yannaty Flour Mills, Boluwaji Sanjyo, Ibadan, capital of Oyo State South West Nigeria,
Sympathizers tried in vain to keep a dry face at the funeral  Earlier, a funeral service was held in her honour at Chapel of The Resurrection, University of Ibadan (UI) between. In his sermon, Rev. Kunle Oyelade commiserated with the family said that no one could answer the question of why death took Iyetade away. But he urged everyone to give their lives to Christ. He pointed out that it would be proper for people to say good things after one might have gone. Those who paid their tributes to the late deceased which 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.

 Among the dignitaries in attendance were the former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke, Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi, and Managing Director of Tanus Communications, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi