UI Renames Its Arts Theatre 'Wole Soyinka Theatre'

UI Renames Its Arts Theatre 'Wole Soyinka Theatre'


The University of Ibadan has named its Arts Theatre after Professor Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate and an alumnus of the institution. According to a statement by Dr. Tunde Awosanmi, head of the Department of Theatre Arts, the university made the move in recognition of Soyinka's global status as a writer-activist and as the first African Head of the department.

The renaming of the Arts Theatre as the Wole Soyinka Theatre will be made official at an unveiling scheduled for Tuesday. "The Council and Senate of the University of Ibadan have decided to rename the Arts Theatre of the University after Professor Wole Soyinka,' Awosanmi said.

Soyinka was a student of the University of Ibadan between 1952 and 1954. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

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