On Sunday 13th July 2014, Nigerian playwright, poet and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka celebrated his 80th birthday.
Soyinka the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature has been an inspiration to many with his stellar creative books, inspiring words, and speaking out about issues concerning the nation.
One of Africa’s greatest contemporary writers, Soyinka has been a steady and courageous voice for human rights, democracy, and freedom in Nigeria. He is also one of the continent’s most imaginative advocates of native culture and of the humane social order it embodies.
Wole Soyinka has over the years grown from being a boy to a man and now he is a legend.
Below are some of his photos over the years:
Wole Soyinka as a young boy
Wole Soyinka in secondary school
Wole Soyinka carrying a baby
Young Wole Soyinka
Wishing him many more great years ahead!