Dr. Iyetade Soyinka – daughter of the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka was today (January 10, 2014) interred at Ultimate Gardens, along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, Opposite Yannaty Flour Mills, Boluwaji Sanjyo, Ibadan, capital of Oyo State South West Nigeria. Virtually everyone that attended the funeral could not hold back tears throughout the funeral programme.
In his sermon, Very Rev. Kunle Oyelade who 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.Earlier, a funeral service was held in her honour at Chapel of The Ressurection, University of Ibadan (UI). Ilemakin Soyinka, Olaokun Soyinka and Bolu Onabolu shared the good and the bad time spent together with the late Dr. Soyinka. She 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.