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Wole Soyinka Set For His 85th Birthday This Weekend   

Wole Soyinka is set to celebrate his 85th birthday this weekend. 

Funsho Akinwale

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, is presently in a celebratory mood, as he prepares to celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, July 14, 2019, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

A part of the activities lined up for the day is the unveiling of the children’s story book, “Igho Goes to Farm”, authored by a Culture journalist, Anote Ajeluorou.

According to the statement made available to the media, the four day event is scheduled to begin on July 12 and end July 15.

About 85 pupils have been selected from various schools to participate in Lagos, Abeokuta, and Akure for an essay competition.

The 85 finalists will, thereafter, be hosted by Soyinka in his Ijegba, Abeokuta, residence where they will engage him in conversation, drawing from his fountain of wisdom and knowledge.

The unveiling of the book and essay competition are designed to celebrate the literary legend.