Did You Know This About Professor Wole Soyinka?


Did you know that Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has been married on three occasions? The foremost Nigerian writer and poet got married to British writer Barbara Dixon in 1958; Olaide Idowu, a Nigerian, who is a librarian, in 1963; and Folake Doherty, who is his current wife, in 1989.

The foremost Professor of Literature has written hundreds of books, and was named winner of Nigeria’s and Africa’s first Nobel Prize Laureate in 1986. He remains one of the most respected personalities, not just in Nigeria, but all over the world.


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