Saturday 26 November 2022


Prof. Sophie Bosede Oluwole nee Aloba was born on 12th of May 1935, in the town of Igbara Oke. She was a Yoruba professor and philosopher, and was the first female doctorate degree holder in philosophy in Nigeria.

She was a practitioner of Yoruba philosophy.

Oluwole's teachings and works are generally attributed to the Yoruba school of philosophical thought, which was ingrained in the cultural and religious beliefs (Ifá) of the various regions of Yorubaland.

According to Oluwole, this branch of philosophy predates the Western tradition, as the ancient African philosopher Orunmila predates Socrates by her estimate. These two thinkers, representing the values of the African and Western traditions, are two of Oluwole's biggest influences.

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