When Professor Wole Soyinka went for a routine medical check-up in 2014, the doctor asked him to take more tests. It was then that Soyinka was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.
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That was five years ago. Since then, after undergoing successful treatment, the 85-year-old is in good health.
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The professor says he takes pretty good care of himself and loves spending time outdoors.
BBC Life Clinic’s Charles Mgbolu met him at his village in Ogun state in south-west Nigeria and heard his story of resilience and determination, but also the crucial role his wife played in the process.