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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Akinwumi Isola: Monumental loss to creative industry - SYNW

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has described the recent demise of Prof. Akinwumi Isola, the renowned author of O Le Ku, Efunsetan Aniwura as a huge loss to nation’s creative industry, reports ITRealms.

Reacting to the news of the death in Ilesa country home, SYNW President, Mr. Wole Adedoyin, said that he was yet to come to terms with the reality of Prof. Akinwumi Isola’s death as it was hard to contemplate the void his passage has created.

Also speaking, the national secretary of SYNW, Mr. Izunna Okafor, lamented that the father of modern Yoruba literature passed away at a trying period in the life of the nation when his knowledge and intelligent are mostly needed.

“We wish to express our deepest condolences to the illustrious Akinwumi Isola’s family, him hometown and Oyo state in general. We further pray that God Almighty will give the family the fortitude to bear the grievous loss” Izunna said.

Uj. N. Dominic/GEE

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