Breaking: Foremost Playwright And Actor, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola Is Dead

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Foremost Nigerian playwright, dramatist and actor, Prof Akinwumi Ishola has died, aged 79. He died Saturday morning, in his Ibadan, Oyo State, home.

Ishola, who wrote the popular play, Efunsetan Aniwura, when he was a student of the University of Ibadan in 1961, died in Ibadan after age-related ailment according to a family source.

“Baba has gone,” said the source, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on behalf of the family.

“He had been sick for some time and was getting better. But this morning, he died peacefully. He left a good legacy and his life was a good example for mankind.”

Ishola is known for promoting the Yoruba language, had many of his books written in Yoruba, though studied French for his first degree.

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