Wole Soyinka age

Wole Soyinka (Playwright ) was born in Abeokuta on a Friday, July 13, 1934 . Wole Soyinka is 85 years old. He is a Cancer and was born in the Year of the Dog .

The first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he wrote A Dance of The Forests and the poetry collection The Ballad of the Landlord.

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FULL NAME: Wole Soyinka
BIRTH DATE: July 13, 1934
AGE: 85 years old
ZODIAC: Cancer


Wole Soyinka is a Playwright. Wole was born in 1930s, in the middle of Silent Generation generation. His father Samuel was an Anglican minister. He married Folake Doherty-Soyinka in 1989 and he has five children. He won several prizes for his writing while at Ab?okuta Grammar School and studied at University College in Ibadan from 1952-54.

DID YOU KNOW He was imprisoned for 22 months during a civil war in Nigeria and wrote a significant amount of material criticizing the Nigerian government during that time.

FACT He dedicated his Nobel Prize to South African freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela in his acceptance speech in 1986.

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Currently, Wole Soyinka is 85 years old. His next birthday is away. Wole will celebrate his 86th birthday on a Friday, July 13th. He shares a birthday with everyone who was born on July 13, 1934. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.


Wole Soyinka’s zodiac sign is Cancer. Cancer ruling planet is Moon. Those born under the zodiac sign of Cancer are intuitive and sentimental. Cancer can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They are very emotional and sensitive, and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close.

Wole Soyinka was born in the Year of the Dog. The Dog is eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. People born under this sign are independent, sincere, loyal and decisive. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes. This year is the Year of the Pig.

DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.

Wole Soyinka is a 85 years old Playwright, who was born in July, in the Year of the Dog (1934) and is a Cancer. His life path number is 1934. Wole’s birthstone is Ruby and birth flower is Larkspur.

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