Nigeria: Worn nation, worn destiny
Writing about Nigeria in these days of a menacing or threatened enactment of a Hate Speech law can be irksome. The writer may be unable to properly delineate the terrain of a possible infraction of the law even as he attempts to give rein to free speech or truthful exposition.
Soyinka’s humanism eulogised in The Aparologist, ode to a laureate
Dan Abata Fula (Muyiwa Dipeolu) in The Aparologist, Ode To A Laureate reminisces how as a child, he rollicked and pranced with other children in his rustic community. And drawing from the past, the author in his younger mind wonders the import of life and why we must appease the gods to keep us alive,…
The Wole Soyinka Museum
The conversion and remodelling of Soyinka’s former abode to The Soyinka Museum was made possible by the Amosun government to firmly establish the link between cultural education, agriculture and identity as enunciated in the five cardinal agenda of the Ogun government under Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
... Historical background
The background to the Wole Soyinka Museum is steeped in time, which can be traced to the voyage of Wole Soyinka perhaps through his Yoruba ancestry. It is worthy of note that a very significant part of Wole Soyinka’s creative and mid-life productive years were spent on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University....
University of Ibadan unveils Wole Soyinka Theatre, Geoffrey Axworthy Studio
All is now set for the unveiling of Wole Soyinka Theatre and Geoffrey Axworthy Studio. The event holds on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Also scheduled for Tuesday is the second...
Soyinka’s Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business for unveiling August 2
Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the formal unveiling of Wole Soyinka’s latest Interventions Series, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business. The event holds on August 2, 2018 at the Freedom Park (Kongi Art Gallery), Broad Street, Lagos Island. Time is 11.30am.
Soyinka, UN, others extol Mandela’s virtues
As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day, Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Wole Soyinka; United Nations (UN) and other notable Nigerians have extolled Mandela’s virtues...
From Abeokuta to Ibadan: Wole Soyinka’s years of ‘dislocated’ formation - Part 2
Wole may not have been there when the activities of “Beere”and her devoted and sufficiently incensed followers took their gargantuan social project to an successful apogee in 1947, forcing the promulgation of the insensitive tax policy, a radical adjustment of the colonial government’s operational machinery in Egbaland, and the eventual abdication of the revered Alake…
Gambari, others to speak at Soyinka media lecture
A diplomat and former Minister for External Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is to lead conversations on the violence and conflicts in some parts of Nigeria and media coverage of the same at the 10th Wole Soyinka Media Lecture Series.
From Abeokuta to Ibadan: Wole Soyinka’s years of ‘dislocated’ formation
Wole inevitably left home in 1944, at the age of ten, to attend the illustrious Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta, and of course, to commence an extraordinary transition from childhood.