My identity on facebook has been stolen — Soyinka (Vanguard)

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari cleared the air over his identity, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, raised the alarm over his stolen identity being used on Facebook by a Nigerian living in Poland. The Nobel laureate spoke…

Handshake across history? –Wole Soyinka

LONG READ! Let us begin with some collective introspection. I have become increasingly convinced that, between leadership and the led, there is only a very thin dividing line, often nearly indistinguishable. There is no question in my mind that, most…

Restructuring unstoppable, say Soyinka, Nwodo, Adebanjo (Guardian)

Prominent Nigerians have restated calls for restructuring the country with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka insisting the move is unstoppable. “A methodological way of stopping the bloodbath in the country is to reconfigure the nation. And nobody has the right, either…

Ijegba Amphitheatre transforms to full creative hub, hosts residencies for artists

From Wednesday, October 10 through the 12th, the ‘Ijegba Amphitheatre’ ensconced in the forested area of Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, will be animated with a new residency programme that is capable of shooting up its profile as a…

Tunde Kelani’s Sidi Ilujinle: choosing artistic fidelity over artistic licence -Dami Ajayi

Tunde Kelani, arguably Nigeria’s greatest auteur, recently ticked off an item from his bucket list: he adapted a Wole Soyinka play into film. Known for his culturally rich and thematically expansive films, a huge chunk of Kelani’s oeuvre are adaptations…

LCAfilmfestival 2018: 3 days, 20 films, and great directors.

The Lights Camera Africa 2018 film festival is here and we can’t keep still From September 28 to 30, 2018, guests will be treated to the best in African film from block busters to festival favourites, documentaries to biographical sketches.…

The Road-Map of a Nation: Twenty years on! –Wole Soyinka

Following an increasingly commonplace epic journey between Lagos and Abeokuta this last weekend – 5hrs 10 minutes outwards (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Saturday September 15) and 4hrs 25 minutes return journey the following day via Otta – I feel compelled to offer…

Greg Mbajiorgu presents a golden jubilee book to former President Jonathan – Norbert Oyibo Eze

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is, undoubtedly, a passionate lover and patron of the art. Even when he was the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, state craft never constrained him to relegate the artists to the background. He had a…

Obasanjo awarded oil blocks for sex, Soyinka reveals (Vanguard)

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a degenerate, liar, predator and sadist, has challenged him to swear whether he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria.…

Don’t crucify Ortom for leaving APC, says Soyinka (Punch)

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said on Thursday that no power or force should crucify Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for returning to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress. Soyinka, while clarifying that he was not campaigning…

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