Wole Soyinka, others celebrate Biodun Jeyifo at 70


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Wole Soyinka presented Braga and oter gifts to Biodun Jeyifo while others watches in admiration
Tuesday January 5 2016, scholars, academics, family and friends of the renowned Harvard professor, literary critic, scholar and newspaper columnist, Professor Biodun Jeyifo, popularly called BJ gathered at the historic Arts Theatre of the University of Ibadan, UI, to honour and celebrate the icon who turned 70.
The occasion was a public lecture organized by two literary icons: Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi and Professor Femi Osofisan. A professor of English, Dan Izevbaye, delivered a lecture titled “The Critic’s Calling,” under the chairmanship of the legendary Prof J.P. Clark-Bekederemo, with Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka and Chairman, Kakanfo Inn and Confeerence Centre, Ibadan, Dr Lekan Are, as Special Guests of Honour.
Others in attendance were: the UI Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka who led the principal officers of the institution including, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Administration, Professor Gbemisola Oke and Professor Emilolorun Ayelari and other lecturers of the institution including former Dean of Faculty of Arts, Professor Remi Raji-Oyelade, Professor Ayotunde Ogunsiji, Professor Lekan Oyeleye, Professor Ayo Kehinde, Professor Nelson Fashina, Professor Ademola Da-Sylva, Dr. Yinka Egbokhare.
Others were: Professor Omolara Ogundipe-Leslie from University of Port-Harcourt, River State, Professor Ayo Banjo, Professor Ayo Bamgbose, Professor Dotun Ogundeji, Professor Dele Layiwola, Professor Segun Ojewuyi, Professor Folabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Professor Duro Oni of UNILAG, Professor Tunde Osobi, Professor Adebayo Williams, Professor Olu Obafemi, Professor Ropo Sekoni of The Nation and his wife, Banke, Dr.Femi Folorunsho, Dr. Femi Dunmade from University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Mr. Kunle Ajibade of The News Magazine and his wife, Bunmi, Sam Omatseye, Chairman of Editorial Board, Nation Newspaper, Mr. Tunde Fagbele, a Punch Newspaper Columnist, and Dr. Wunmi Raji from Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University. Professor Abdul Rasheed NA’Allah.
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Source:: PM Newspaper