‘Akinwumi Isola’s Death Monumental Loss To Creative Industry’

Late Prof Akinwumi Isola

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

Reacting to the news of the death from his Ilesa country home where he had gone to attend a book launch, Mr. Wole Adedoyin, SYNW President, said that he was yet to believe and come to terms with the reality of Prof. Akinwumi Isola’s death as it was hard to contemplate the void his passage has created.

Mr. Izunna Okafor, the national secretary of SYNW 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 added.