Dedicated to the memory of our cherished one, Iyetade Soyinka, passed on too soon to be with the Lord. December 28, 2013. PLEASE SEE TIMELINE FOR FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Iyetade Soyinka, precious mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin,and niece; was born in Ibadan, Nigeria on June 6, 1965 to Chief Mrs. Olayide Soyinka (Iyalode, Omu Ijebu) and Prof. Wole Soyinka (Nobel Laureate). She became loving mom to her daughter, Oreofe and son, Adeoto. Iyetade passed away at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief and unexpected illness on Saturday Dec 28, 2013. Iyetade our own Verity, was a poet and artiste, who embraced the interior shores of life with a a depth of perception, courage and understanding few people will ever know. She initially commenced her studies at the University of Ibadan. However, she eventually moved to England where she left the sciences altogether and began to explore the world of theater and writing before returning to Nigeria. Iyetade cared deeply and generously for those shunned by society. She scorned the vain, discarded hypocrisies, rejected the limelight and sought to live a life of depth and truth. Iyetade fought fiercely for those she loved and touched our lives with her heart, her incredibly creative mind, her dreams, and her wit. Through her encounter with her Lord Jesus Christ while in high school, she opened the gates for others in the family. Now, she has been ushered first into the presence of God. Darling Yetade, we love you beyond expression, we miss you beyond imagination, we are forever thankful that you shared these 48 years of your tough life's journey with us. You have left the world a beautiful legacy in your daughter, Oreofe and your son, Adeoto. Rest now our own beloved Iyetade. Iyetade Soyinka is survived by her daughter Oreofe, and her Son, Adeoto; her mother, Chief Mrs. Olayide Soyinka, (Iyalode of Omu-Ijebu and former University Librarian of the Ogun State University); her father, Professor Wole Soyinka; her sisters and brothers: Olaokun Soyinka, Morenike Soyinka, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, Peyibomi Soyinka-Airewele, Ilemakin Soyinka, Amani Soyinka, Tunlewa Soyinka, Bojode Soyinka and Eniara Soyinka; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law.


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Tade dearest, I recall your dream about your children, where you wanted them to study and where they would be in the future. You wrote it in one of your journals and I am amazed by how it has come true today. God truly watches over all that we trustingly place in His hands.
Peyi December 28th, 2019
Dearest Yet are remembering you today as always . The shock and pain of your sudden passing is no less. Continue to test in perfect peace in the bossom of our Lord Jesus till we meet again !
tinamowete December 28th, 2019
To God be the glory, for great things he hath done. Sweet indeed, are the memories of those who slept in the Lord for we have assurance that if we continue to walk with God, when the Lord comes for us all, we shall meet in heaven to part no more. Today, as always, we remember Iyetade on her 54th birthday. We are grateful for her time on earth and for the manner in which she impacted all of us. We are most appreciative of our heavenly Father for blessing us with her lovely, amiable and intelligent daughter and son, OreOfe and Adeoto who are both doing well. We thank God for our mum, who became mum again to her grandchildren even in her old age, and took care of them both with total dedication, sparing no energy, effort or resources. Mummy, igba gbogbo ti e ba ti ri, tabi ti e gburo Oreofe ati Adeoto, inu nyin yio ma dun, ayo nyin yio ma kun akunwosile, Amin. We pray for you mum and for all our aunties and uncles, and for our generation, that we shall never weep over our young again. And we rejoice, yes we rejoice, because Iyetade is definitely serenading the hosts of heaven with her angelic voice. Sun re o, Iyetade, abilemi owon. Happy birthday Iyetade. To God be the glory. 🌹🌼🌻🌺 🎀🎁🎉🎈🛍🎊🎏🎂 From your sister Moremi
Peyi June 6th, 2019
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