Professor Sophie Oluwole is dead

Top African philosopher, Professor Sophie Oluwole is dead.

Professor Oluwole known for her pan-African stance passed on at the age of 83.

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Professor Sophie Oluwole is dead

Her death was confirmed by Professor Muyiwa Falaiye of the University of Lagos. He revealed that Oluwole died around 8pm on Sunday evening after a protracted illness, the Punch reports.

Oluwole was the first Nigerian female doctorate degree holder in philosophy and a practitioner of Yoruba philosophy.


According to Wikipedia, Oluwole was born in Igbara-oke, Ondo State, in 1936. She went to school in Ife, and was critical of the education system in the 1940s, saying a woman’s career prospects were “not your ambition: it was your parents’ ambition.”

She studied History, Geography and Philosophy at the UNILAG in Lagos, and eventually settled on philosophy.

Following her first degree, she was employed in UNILAG for a time as an assistant lecturer in 1972, and went on to complete her PhD in philosophy at the University of Ibadan.

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