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Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by lalasticlala(m): 12:32pm On Dec 07
People Are Trying To Use Me Start Tribal War – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday lamented that some people are trying to use him to start a tribal war in the country.

Soyinka spoke at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island during the presentation of two books-‘Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie’ and ‘Green Cards, Green Gods’ under Intervention six and seven series.

Soyinka, who was reacting to the negative social media reportage of the wedding of his son, Tunlewa and Nneka Ekechukwu said some people were trying to get at him by painting the wedding in bad light.

According to Soyinka, his son and Nneka had become victims of other people’s viciousness, asking whether it was a crime now for people to get married, while taking a swipe at the social media.

He said the reports on social media said his son, a 20-year man wedded a 30-year old woman, which he said was purely a lie as his son is 27 years while Nneka is 26 years old.

“In the so called social media, some people went and published the pictures in the wedding which took place in June. Nobody heard about it, I like to do things quietly, so very limited people received invitation. But why publish on your facebook such egregious lies saying my son was 20 years old and married a 30 year old woman?

Soyinka said he knew well that his son, Tunlewa is 27 years while Nneka is 26 years.

According to him, they had the right to marry, adding that there was an underlying reason behind such obnoxious report on social media.

“When I say these things are not spontaneous, it is part of what I am talking about. You sat down and you concocted a story. You have a purpose.

“What that purpose is, I know because it is not really those kids you are getting at, it is Wole Soyinka, it is not even the parents of the girl; the internet maggots who creep out from time to time to try and get into the world that they are still alive,” he lamented.

Soyinka added that the social media concocted another lie that he refused to attend his son’s wedding in the first place and that he had to be persuaded to do so, a report he found very offensive.

In his words: “They go further to say that Wole Soyinka refused to attend the wedding in the first place, that I had to be persuaded. I approved the wedding. I don’t understand this, nobody, not even my late parents would try to stop me from marrying anybody whom I wanted; so it is inconceivable that I will say to any of my children that I disapproved the person you want to marry, it is not possible, go and talk to any of them. So what right has anybody to sit down and said that I refused to attend and that I had to be persuaded eventually?

“You see, is this linked to the alleged disparity between the two? no, that is not at all, there is a tribal thing involved. There are people who think they can use me to start a tribal war in this country. This is not the first time; a lecture which I delivered in Harvard two years ago was deliberately misreported, concocted; this is not a question of misreading or mishearing, no, something I never said. I was supposed to have said something about the Igbo, something derogatory, this came up and this went on facebook and ofcourse an industry started immediately.

“Having failed in that one, I think they were disturbed by my son marrying an Igbo girl, this girl was born in America. They were so shocked. Why are they telling these stories, what have I done to them? Why put young people through such an emotional rigour.

“I want to say here that we are dealing with seriously dysfunctional people, not only dysfunctional people, but people from dysfunctional homes. I am saying to you, whatever you are, you facebook operators who think you are there to ruin people’s lives, you come from dysfunctional homes, you are to be pitied, but you are also to be fought because you are dangerous, you are very dangerous, you are danger to society, danger to humanity and danger to your own people.”


https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/12/05/people-are-trying-to-use-me-start-tribal-war-soyinka/


See their pre-wedding photos here in earlier thread. http://www.nairaland.com/3869939/oretunlewa-soyinka-marries-nneka-ekechukwu

Photos from their white wedding. http://www.nairaland.com/4201497/oretunlewa-soyinka-nneka-ekechukwus-wedding

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Oluwaseyi00(m): 12:35pm On Dec 07
"when I say these things are not spontaneous, it's part of what am talking about. You sat down and you concocted a story... You have a purpose"

Soyinka been thinking that "I just tire for Nigerians" cheesy cheesy

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by eleojo23: 12:41pm On Dec 07
The people spreading lies on Social media are the internet maggots from dysfunctional homes who creep out from time to time to try and tell the world that they are still alive... (Wole Soyinka 2017.)

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Calmtvmedia(m): 12:42pm On Dec 07
nice

Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by AloyalNigerian(m): 12:56pm On Dec 07
Becoming famous and being in the spotlight makes people feel like they have a right to pry into your private life. Most bloggers ain't helping at all. Bunch of jokers and hungry folks who feed off others misfortune.

Still, I wanna be famous and rich. I can handle it.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by bart10: 1:00pm On Dec 07
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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Nltaliban(m): 1:00pm On Dec 07
I don't know what's always wrong with all these internet guys that want to start e-war with e-Brian.

Same way they've turned nairaland into a ground for breeding tribalism.

Seun and Lalasticlala, you guys are doing nothing. If care isn't taken, this might be the beginning of the end of nairaland.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Heywhizzy(m): 1:00pm On Dec 07
In Yung6ix voice "I gat the kind of swagz wole wants to show yinka"

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Keneking: 1:01pm On Dec 07
Ok..the anger in the land is that he married an Igbo woman grin grin grin

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Promismike(m): 1:01pm On Dec 07
Prof nobody gives shi.t of whom your son gets married to.

The poo you gave us as president is the only poo we care about.

What are doing towards sending this poo back to his cattles.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Zohobouy(m): 1:01pm On Dec 07
jmmm
Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Evablizin(f): 1:01pm On Dec 07
shocked


Anything you do,people must talk.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by profolaolu: 1:01pm On Dec 07
Ethnocentrism has consume some people just going here and there spilling thrash, age is just a number,he didn't marry his ancestor like some others

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Blissbeatz(m): 1:01pm On Dec 07
grin
Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by nonut: 1:02pm On Dec 07
Yoruba men just can't get enough of Igbo ladies.
Damn! These Igbo girls must have a special kind of coochie.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by deco22(m): 1:03pm On Dec 07
After he chickened out by not tearing his green card,i lost respect for this man,upon all the mouth wey e make... mtcheww

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Vado(m): 1:04pm On Dec 07
Another one bagged to the Westside! wink

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Guyman02: 1:04pm On Dec 07
Prof abeg no vex, as Buhari no gree create jobs for youths, the youths have resorted to opening blogs and you dont get paid if no one visits your blog, so they have to look for popular people like you as Clickbaits and concoct stories to get the traffic to their site.
Prof na hunger dey cause am, its not dysfunctional homes.
Many are from good homes but needs to survive in this harsh climate.

Apologies to the young couple, they dont deserve this bloggers attack when they are just starting the marriage institution which is not easy

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by SalamRushdie: 1:04pm On Dec 07
You have still not told us why you went back to your vomit and snuck into the US to prevent your green card from being decativated and still shamelessly attended your sons wedding there

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by kings09(m): 1:05pm On Dec 07
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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by cold(m): 1:05pm On Dec 07
Gbam..loud it prof. These maggots who creep out from their stinking crevices spewing fuckery with their constant diatribes. They're dangerous..very. And deserve lightning strikes to their heads to reboot their brains

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Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by Grafixnuel(m): 1:05pm On Dec 07
sad
Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by ElsonMorali: 1:05pm On Dec 07
South, East, West Or North? I can hazard a guess where the story originated from. Read My lips.
Re: Wole Soyinka Reacts To Wedding Of His Son, Oretunlewa And Nneka Ekechukwu by abdelrahman: 1:05pm On Dec 07
the loves that igbo women have for us is not small,i know the girl is the one that will be running after the guy.

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