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I n the spirit of throw-back-thursday, check out these these photos of Wole Soyinka as a little boy that I found at 9jaNinja.

All I can say is thank God for Time who brings out the beauty in us all. Lol!

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Dad, Mum, Wole, Tinu and Femi

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Wole Soyinka is the guy with the hat in the middle, front row. He plays the lead role in the operetta The Magician at St. Peters School. 1945

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Soyinka and daughter, Moremi

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