Posted: Sunday 13th July 2014 at 16:26 pm

IN PICTURES: Check Out Wole Soyinka From Boyhood To Manhood

Today, Sunday 13th July 2014, Nigerian playwright, poet and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is 80.

Soyinka the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature has been an inspiration to many with his stellar creative books, inspiring words, and speaking out about issues concerning the nation.

One of Africa’s greatest contemporary writers, Soyinka has been a steady and courageous voice for human rights, democracy, and freedom in Nigeria. He is also one of the continent’s most imaginative advocates of native culture and of the humane social order it embodies.

Wole Soyinka has over the years grown from being a boy to a man and now he is a legend.

Related: 80th Birthday Celebration: What Wole Soyinka Has To Say About Death

Below are some of his photos over the years:

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Wole Soyinka as a young boy

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Wole Soyinka in secondary school

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Wole Soyinka carrying a baby

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Young Wole Soyinka

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Wishing him many more great years ahead!

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