Professor Wole Soyinka, has won the 2017 The Europe Theatre Prize.
The 1986 Nobel Prize winner was recognised “as a proponent of an ideal bridge between Europe and Africa in a deeply delicate period for the present and the future of our continent.”
While announcing the award, the General Secretary, The Europe Theatre Prize, Alessandro Martinez, said Professor Soyinka won the Special Prize category.
He lauded Soyinka for his commitment to combining at the highest level, his own cultural political experience with those of others in different climes for peace and civil co-existence across various cultures in the world.
The Nigerian will receive the award on 17th December in Rome, Italy, at the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the G7 meeting.