Thursday, February 5, 2015

Wole Soyinka Says No One Should Vote President Jonathan

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Wole Soyinka, author and Nobel Laureate has opened up on where he stands in the current politics ahead of the 2015 Nigerian elections. While not openly declaring for APC, he insisted that no one should vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, as his leadership has been a complete failure.

He reportedly made this declaration at the 2015 edition of Vision of the Child (VOTC) event in Lagos, a yearly programme inaugurated in 2012, according to Sahara Reporters. The 2015 edition of Vision of the Child event was themed “The Road to Sambisa.”

Monday, July 21, 2014

Folake Soyinka Opens Up On How She Met Wole Soyinka And Their Interesting Life Together

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Folake Soyinka, who is the very private wife of Prof. Wole Soyinka,  recently opened up in an interview with The News magazine where she finally reveals their love story. She talks about how she and the Nobel laureate met and her parents initial objection to their relationship.

"There were objections from everywhere except from my sisters and brother who were happy if I was. I also had the support of his siblings here. My parents along with most of my relatives objected, not because of anything, they just felt he was too famous and too accomplished.

They worried about that. But within a few months after we were married, my parents had changed their mind and they loved him until they passed away. His close friends didn't have a problem with it but also everyone had an opinion.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chimamanda Adichie, Wole Soyinka Named Among Africa's Greatest Innovators in Arts and Sciences

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The National Geographic Innovator's Project has named Chimamanda Adichie, Wole Soyinka, and Babatunde Olatunji as Nigerians in their list of nine innovative Africans. asked distinguished professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, to name some of Africa's top intellectual innovators. See their brief bios below...