First Nigerian female PhD holder, Sophie Oluwole, in philosophy is dead

African philosopher, Professor Sophie Oluwwole, has died at the age of 83.

Oluwole who was the first female doctorate degree holder in philosophy in Nigeria, studied history, geography and philosophy at the University of Lagos.

Born in 1936 in Igbara-oke, Ondo State, she produced several books on philosophy including Ifa and Orunmila which aimed to correct the Western philosophers that Africans have philosophy.


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