Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka clocks 86 today and many prominent Nigerians have flooded social media with congratulatory messages to the literary icon.
Presidential candidate of YPP in 2019, Kingsley Moghalu; Kaduna Central senatorial district in the 8th Senate, Senator Shehu Sani; award-winning film producer, Tunde Kelani; presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, are just some of the many prominent Nigerians who wished him a happy birthday.
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I salute our beloved Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka as he turns 86 today. WS, global icon, patriot extraordinary, Happy Birthday and many more years. I am proud to be your friend. #KongiHarvest #MadmenandSpecialists #TheManDied
— Kingsley Moghalu (@MoghaluKingsley) July 13, 2020
’Let the little children come unto me’. Happy Birthday to our Leader, Hero, and Mentor Prof Wole Soyinka at 86. A humanist, consistent and morally upright all his life and not like all those selfish leaders with Eye Insect (o lójú kòkòrò). pic.twitter.com/AZrhRqNZPJ
— Tunde Kelani (@tkelani) July 13, 2020
Happy 86th Birthday to our amiable gadfly Professor Wole Soyinka.He is a timeless national treasure,a moral force in the Defence of freedom and Justice and the nation’s ageless literary cargo and intellectual warehouse.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) July 13, 2020
Wole Soyinka, writer, thinker, teacher, humorist, hunter, wine connoisseur, art collector, activist, Internet sleuth and Nobel Laureate, is 86 today.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) July 13, 2020
Soyinka was born on July 13, 1934, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
In 1986, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first person from sub-Saharan Africa to win the prestigious prize.
He is a notable human rights activitist and sociopolitical commentator.