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Wole Soyinka’s 20-Year-Old Son Tunlewa Soyinka, Marries 30-Year-Old Igbo Lady In Atlanta [PHOTOS]

wole soyinka 20 year old son marries 30 year old igbo lover atlanta

December 5th 2017 update 

Professor Soyinka revealed on Tuesday the 5th of December that his son is Tunlewa is 27 year old while the bride is 26.

This is contrary to what an insider said last month.

See previous update below:

Nov 27, 2017 – Wole Soyinka’s 20-Year-Old Son Tunlewa Soyinka, Marries 30-Year-Old Igbo Lover Nneka Nwachukwu In Atlanta Georgia [PHOTOS]

Meet  20-year-old Oretunlewa Soyinka, the son of Prof Soyinka and his beautiful wife Nneka Soyinka nee Nwachukwu.

The cute couple married  in Atlanta Georgia back in June 2017 but the photos came to the spotlight today.

The lavish wedding ceremony reportedly sponsored by the 30-year-old bride, a US-based business woman was graced by the bride and groom’s family.

An insider who was among those who graced the occasion said the Professor was not in support of the wedding but as a good father, he showed up after much persuasion.

See Wole Soyinka, Amaechi and others at the wedding ceremony in the photos below



  1. iron bar

    November 27, 2017 at 5:31 PM


  2. Salewa Ijogun

    November 27, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    dis is not love the age difference is too wide. the lady looks desperate. it ilike you are married to your son. poor thing

    • Jae

      November 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM

      because they told us her age. you wouldn’t have known this cos she looks younger. just saying.

    • Songinor

      December 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      Vicious bad belle comment. Is there a law on age gap? No. Rejoice for them and you too can get a good partner.

  3. osas

    November 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    At first…I thought it’s tiwa savage. She so much looks like her.

  4. Jibowu Idris

    November 27, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Teh body language of the professor and amaechi shows uneasiness. please who is Tunlewa Soyinka mother

  5. uzoma

    November 27, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Marriage is a union two people (man and woman) who love each other. Congrats to husband and wife. Since they married each other with their eyes wide open God will bless their union. There is nothing wrong for a man to marry a woman who is older than him, I think the age difference (10 years)is too much and pray this will not cause problem for them in the future. May God guide and bless their union.

    • Jilo

      November 28, 2017 at 4:32 PM

      Uzoma, the tribal thing is not the issue here but that age difference. I fact I wish them happy married life. There is something this Professor saw that people may not understand. Everything may seems good initially but as times goes on, there may be a trial time just like in all marriages. Do you think this young man is ready to withstand the heat of marriage? do you think this guy may not have a rethink when he find some attractive chicks who are his age mate later on?. Besides, do you think this girl will not try to dominate this marriage base on age difference? Do you think this girl will continue to be submissive as wife by not deviating from principles of marriage norms?

      In my own consideration opinion, for this marriage to work really lies so much on this young lady rather than junior Soyinka. I’m saying this because I have passed through that stage and I know when youthful exuberance is. If this girl can apply wisdom, maturity and totally submit herself to this marriage, then the marriage may work otherwise, I foresee some future problem because I’m positive the problem of that age difference will pops up. Having said this doesn’t connotively means i’m against their marriage. I want them to remain married for the rest of their natural years. Professor Soyinka and the Bride’s parents have a big role to play in this marriage as a continuous guidance and counselor. Happy Married life to the couple.

      • uzoma

        November 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM

        @Jilo, thanks for your comment. That is why I said I hope the age difference does not cause problem for them in the future. Women age faster than men. A woman of the same age with you will look like your senior sister in five years time. When this guy reaches 30 years, his wife will be 40 and will look much older and with the rate more and more beautiful girls are coming up he might start looking outside to those he is older than. He might start looking at his wife as his aunty. I am tempted to say the lady blinded him with money but being Soyinka’s son, I don’t think money is the problem. The boy is too young to marry. There is a difference between boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. When it turns to marriage, the music changes. Only the mature in mind will stand it.

      • Hassan Musodiq Olayemi

        December 2, 2017 at 3:35 PM

        Indeed, you have been able to consider what may happen in trial times. Happy married life to the couples.

  6. uzoma

    November 27, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    I pray this will NOT cause them problem in the future.

  7. Omokehinde

    November 27, 2017 at 8:12 PM

    May God bless their union. In as much as both couple are happy together and truly in love, age different is nothing but number. I strongly believe that healthy intermarriage union between two loving couple from different tribes will cut off tribalism and other demonic sentiments away from our nation with time. True love knows no boundaries such as age different, religion different, cultural different, tribalism and other demonic sentiments. Congratulations to both couple.

  8. fifelomo

    November 27, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    In as much they understand what they are doing, congrats. God bless your union.

  9. Lola O

    November 27, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    I wonder if a 20 year old boy is old enough to understand the implications of settling down too early, not having enjoyed life or barely tasted freedom from parental control, which ends at age 18 when a child is labeled as an adult in the civilized world. I don’t blame Professor Soyinka, I wouldn’t support my son getting married at age 20, not even my daughter at that age. He should focus on his education and building up a career or business. Marriage can be stressful especially if money becomes an issue when children are involved. The wife is ready but the boy isn’t mature enough. This has nothing to do with tribalism. The wife sponsoring the wedding speaks volumes about who’s in the driver seat. Best wishes to the couple. By the way, groom’s mother is Mrs Folake Soyinka, the second wife of the Professor and his former student turned wife from the university of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo university, married more than 30 years ago

    • Mon

      November 28, 2017 at 2:03 AM

      You statements are in order…that is a boy and i hope he was not carried away by the over pampering of his wife…may God guide them because marriage is different from boyfriend and girlfriend matter.

    • DB

      November 28, 2017 at 7:46 AM

      Well said

  10. Elvis

    November 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    Guys some comments above is unfair, the current french president married to his primary school mistress(teacher) who is over twenty senior to him.
    What counts in marriage is LOVE and respect.

  11. Adeleke Joel

    November 28, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Lola you are very right. The Lady may have intimidated the young boy with money.10years difference! It is too skewed.


    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    I think they did some good mathematical calculations here. Normally wives outlive their husbands by an average of 10 years. So this couple will not parted by death for two long.
    Secondly Wole Soyinka went to jail because of his love for Igbos, This marriage confirms that the affection is genetic.
    Finally it is said that Yorubas are from Igboland. Oduduwa, sorry Odudu nwa, was the last son of Eze of Igboland. So Oretunlewa went back to his ancestral home to find his missing rib. May God bless the couple abundantly in Jesus name I pray Amen

  13. Ominyi David

    November 29, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    marriage I think is between two matured individuals but in this case, it is between a matured woman and an immature does not keep marriage forever but love does. in the light of this I think that this marriage can only last if there is genuine love, but am skeptical of that because the boy is too young to understand what love really is. this is like a child telling the father to buy him a live snake for the purpose of playing when indeed he Doe not really know that snake is not for play. having said all of these, I wish them happy married life if there is life in this marriage.

  14. Jude O Umeh

    November 29, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    Prof Soyinka isn’t only good at what he is known for. He is even more sound at heart.
    Congratulations Prof. Congratulations prof!! Congratulations Boy Soyinka and wifey!!!

  15. C Okoro

    November 29, 2017 at 11:50 PM

    These pikin are age mates in their twenties with the groom 5 months her senior. All family members have been extremely excited for the nuptials, Prof. Soyinka included, and both families were very happy about this union and were joyfully celebrated the wedding weekend together.

  16. uju chiedu

    November 30, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    may God bless their Union,, Age doesn’t really matters in marriage ,the only thing that matters is the love they have for each other. happy married life!

  17. Amadi Charles U

    November 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    marry someone who makes you fall in love with God every single day, he has made his choice.congrats.God bless your new home

  18. BarakatUSA

    December 1, 2017 at 2:50 AM

    May be the marriage is not real. It could be for legal residence purpose only and it had to look like a real wedding

  19. Danja Gab

    December 2, 2017 at 12:55 AM

    Congratulations to d both couple…
    Like seriously, I can’t be involved in such Union…
    Although individual difference sha..
    Small boy with a old wife..

  20. aji masta

    December 2, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    Hope the age difference will not be problem and I think the sight of the literary icon is meaning something good, congrats.

  21. Realist

    December 3, 2017 at 7:06 AM

    What is the issue with age difference? Mental and biological age difference and determines intelligence and maturity. Life’s experience is shaped from learning by doing. How many people have experience before marriage? Couples learn as they go along. Did Macron, the President of France not succeed? Have we not heard or seen older men who act like boys in marriage, beating up their wives and jumping from skirt to skirt? My people, step out of your cultural and traditional thinking. It’s a new Dawn… It’s time that will tell…

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