Professor Solomon Adeboye Babalola was born 56 years age and educated at Achimota College, Ghana and the University of Cambridge. A child prodigy and polymath, his early studies were in European Classics and English Language but his eventual area of self-taught specialization in the study of Yoruba Language and Literatures. His achievements in the study of structure and content of the language, its literature whether poetry, drama or fiction as well as critical and creative writing along with its orthography spread over 25 years of intense dedication. His cumulative work is rare combination of academic and linguistic proficiency.
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