JUST-IN: Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Brother Femi Soyinka Is Gone

Prof. Femi Soyinka, a Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Clinical Immunology, is dead.

He was a younger brother to the renowned playwright and first black African Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

According to a statement from the Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, Prof. Soyinka died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home in Kukumada village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The statement was signed on behalf of his family by his son, Ayodele.

Born in 1937, Prof. Femi Soyinka received a Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBChB from the University of Heidelberg, in 1964;  and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialised and practised as a Dermatologist, Venereologist and Allergologist at the University of Giessen, in 1969.

In 1972, he obtained a  Master of Public Health degree from Hadassah Medical School, (MPH) Israel.

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