Soyinka’s sister, Tinuola Aina dies at 90, funeral rites begin Thursday

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Nigerian playwright and novelist, Prof. Wole Soyinka, lost his older sister, Tinuola Aina at the age of 90.

Her death was announced by her family in a statement released on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Aina reportedly passed away on 7 of November 2023.

The family indicated that a service of songs will kick off the funeral rites on Thursday, in Lagos.

The two-day programme would end on Friday, December 8, culminating a private interment.

Tinuola Aina was born on April 29, 1933, and she was the first child of Mr. Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, and trader-homemaker, Mrs. Grace Eniola Soyinka (neé Harrison) seven children at Ake Vicarage, Abeokuta.

She grew up alongside with her two immediate younger brothers, Wole and Femi.

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