Wole Soyinka And Fela kuti Were Cousin 

Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka and late Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti were actually cousin. A post made by @Nigerianmuseum indicated that they were

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Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka and late Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti were actually cousin.

A post made by @Nigerianmuseum indicated that they were actually cousin. Wole Soyinka’s mother was a sister to Fela Kuti’s father. 

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Wole Soyinka and Fela Ransome-Kuti were cousins. 

Wole Soyinka’s mother was Fela’s father’s younger sister

Another post gotten from Google also portrayed the family history between both legends.

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Wole Soyinka was born Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, on Friday, the 13th of July, 1934 in the city of Abeokuta, in Ogun state of Nigeria. His native town is Isara Remo in Ogun State. He is the second out of six children born to his father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, an Anglican Minister and Headmaster of St. Peter’s Primary School, Abeokuta, and his mother, Grace Eniola Soyinka, a market trader. He was born into a Christian home and a very rich Yoruba cultural setting where he practised indigenous Yoruba Religious tradition. He therefore, grew up in a setting of mixed traditions – Christian religion and Yoruba traditional religion.

His mother was a descendant of the popular Ramsome-Kuti family in Abeokuta, known for her contributions to Nigerian art, religion, education, medicine and politics. Therefore, his cousins include activists Beko Ransome-Kuti and Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, former Health Minister Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, and the legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

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