The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Soyinka
spoke in Badagry on Saturday at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday.
The Executive Editor of TheNews/PM News, Kunle Ajibade and writer Molara Wood also attended the conference that opened with a screening of Tunde Kelani's 'Sidi Ilujinle', an adaptation of Prof Soyinka
's 'The Lion and the Jewel'.
LIB had reported earlier that the presidency through Mr Buhari's spokesperson Garba Shehu, said Mr Soyinka
and others who have condemned Mr Sowore's arrest are blackmailers.
Our own Wole Soyinka
cut up his green card when Trump was elected.
in general knowing that Soyinka
is greatly influenced by both
class="MsoNormalWe asked for leaders,'' Soyinka
said, but we were sent for executioners.'' class="MsoNormalTherefore, as we debate our ranking in the list of the most corrupt nations, let it not be lost on us, and to the President, that like Nigeria, in the final analysis, Kenya's problem will be diagnosed as leadership, a leadership which has directly or indirectly aided and abetted corruption since independence.
's dramatic output hinges upon such an understanding and illustrates his views on the African worldview and the nature of Yoruba tragedy.
' I, just like any other member of the public, have an interest in knowing how the selection is conducted,' Soyinka
and African/Egyptian/Arab Responses to Shakespeare
In the upcoming dark comedy flick, Jackson, 19, will portray the role of 20-year-old Penny, who will intersect ways with Harold Soyinka
(played by Oyelowo) as he becomes entangled in a fracas in Mexico.
Nigerian Noble Prize winning playwright and poet Wole Soyinka
said he was worried Trump's "America first" attitude he displayed throughout his campaign could translate into a foreign policy driven by isolationist concerns.
The British Council has commissioned a unique collection of essays, entitled Living Shakespeare, which explore current global issues through the lens of Shakespeares works US Secretary of State John Kerry and Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka
are among the authors Topics covered in the essays include: responding to extremism; optimism in diplomacy; female empowerment in India; racial conflict in South Africa and thoughts on what it really means to hear.