Leslie Alexander Lacy praises Soyinka’s literary personality as Soyinkism. His hilarious comedy, pungent satire, profound tragedy and political allegory make him the Cynosure in the galaxy of Modern English Theatre. He portrays several shades comprising a wide gamut of emotions. In his works Wole Soyinka has dexterously interwoven the native Yoruba tradition and culture with modernity. Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka is Africa’s most prolific writer and a man-of-the-theatre. His plays are poetical and cerebral at the same time, and his art is an intoxicating aesthetic experience and a challenging intellectual exercise. Soyinka’s writing talents are seven fold Playwright, poet, ... He bridged the gap between the theatre in Yoruba and the theatre in English, With him the Nigerian Theatre sprang to life, Both Black Africa and White Europe fall under the vast, universal scope of his art. His literarary talent was crowned with the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.