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Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Larryomooba(m): 6:39pm On Jun 26, 2019
So my elderly father mistakenly sat in the wrong airplane seat, & moved when asked.
It was a non-event until Mr Tonye Cole did an Instagram post about respect.
I thought I'd write to Mr Cole & share a memory about WS & an airline drama when he was shown great respect indeed. By Olaokun Soyinka

As shared below on his Twitter Page

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Larryomooba(m): 6:41pm On Jun 26, 2019
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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Esseite: 6:50pm On Jun 26, 2019
Good one from the young lad, Nigerian youths should learn to stand for their rights and what is right.. and only give up such right at their own discretion..

For me Soyinka was only trying to use complex psychology on the young lad, if it was an honest mistake like his son claimed, it wont have created such uproar.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Goke7: 7:04pm On Jun 26, 2019
this is unnecessary mr soyinka, let it pass as it does not reduce the respect Nigerians have for your father. Even the youths supporting the young man over your father still respects and admire prof. It's just one incident haba so need for any 1998 history. Let it go as we will continue to love and admire prof.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by SarkinYarki: 7:17pm On Jun 26, 2019
The sooner this man knows his father is one of those that damaged this country , the damage Wole Soyinka has dealt Nigeria far exceeds any gains his Nobel honor brought Nigeria .

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Shibaraba(m): 7:17pm On Jun 26, 2019
Him papa forgot to deposit sense into him Pikin head

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by tsinzu: 7:37pm On Jun 26, 2019
It's like these people don't have any job they are doing. Why dem no go let person hear word over this matter?

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by DelilahMakinde(f): 7:42pm On Jun 26, 2019
Yes Dr Soyinka set the record straight.

It's your duty as a son.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Nobody: 8:58pm On Jun 26, 2019
DelilahMakinde:
Yes Dr Soyinka set the record straight.

It's your duty as a son.


Dear Deliliah, I'm willing, Let me be your 'Samson'. grin

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by DelilahMakinde(f): 10:38pm On Jun 26, 2019
Lucid1:



Dear Deliliah, I'm willing, Let me be your 'Samson'. grin

Hmmm...are you strong enough ?

The last guy is regretting it now..

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Nobody: 11:11pm On Jun 26, 2019
DelilahMakinde:


Hmmm...are you strong enough ?

The last guy is regretting it now..

I believe i'm capable. I never regret anything, because i'm always ready; this won't be an exception cool

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by atiku07(m): 11:30pm On Jun 26, 2019
SarkinYarki:
The sooner this man knows his father is one of those that damaged this country , the damage Wole Soyinka has dealt Nigeria far exceeds any gains his Nobel honor brought Nigeria .

Stop the lies dumbo, Wole was never a politician but a freedom fighter and that same man stood for jona dumbo when he was to be denied taking over from yaradua. Now cause same man sstood against ur man when he went wrong he is now part of those who destroyed naija oga u get sense so kids of now adays sef

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by SarkinYarki: 11:37pm On Jun 26, 2019
atiku07:


Stop the lies dumbo, Wole was never a politician but a freedom fighter and that same man stood for jona dumbo when he was to be denied taking over from yaradua. Now cause same man sstood against ur man when he went wrong he is now part of those who destroyed naija oga u get sense so kids of now adays sef

Was he not the the one that set the foundation for the bad cults that litter our Universities ? Which has today claimed over 100 thousand student lives since the 80s?

Is he not the one that set the bad foundation from that ugly uniform to poor service in the FRSC which is their culture today ?

Is he not part of those that supported this evil govt even though he knew they were demons?

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by BanevsJoker(m): 3:49am On Jun 27, 2019
This one doesn't have common sense. The young man did nothing wrong, Soyinka did one thing wrong, Tonye Cole did everything wrong. When will you be a man and stop your "My Father" epistles?

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by 9jaBloke: 5:44am On Jun 27, 2019
I think this issue is being overflogged.
Let's analyse the players:

Prof. W.S;
He is over 80 years, so it is very possible that he took that seat by mistake
If it was deliberate and he prefered window seats for obvious reasons, he should have planned it better-Ask for the seat during booking, most airlines would be happy to indulge him.
He didn't see it as a big deal so he got up. There's absolutely nothing petty about WS.

Bobo Fine;
He is young and probably exuberant and may not have recognised or even known WS
He may have gone the extra mile to get a window seat
He is opinionated and non-conventional
We don't know his story (no one actually knows this guy's story so we can't keep judging him). He might have a condition, he might have been unstable, goodness knows!
He was operating within his rights so he actually commited no crime.

Tonye Cole:
Was okay to have tried to reason with Bobo Fine but should have stayed out of it after the incident.
Had no business uploading that picture.
Probably did it to trend and gain national popularity for his Guber ambition.

Nigeria:
There's already the underlying issue of lawlessness and lack of regard for orderliness.
There's also the issue of the elders' demand for respect and their sense of entitlement.
Also, many Nigerians will rather go sentimental and more often than not, the real issues are left unaddressed.

Me:
I totally totally adore Prof. Wole Soyinka, I've read almost everything he has published and his views and policies resonate with me. I will consider it a privilege for him to have my seat on a plane (deliberately or mistakenly).

That said, If i catch any unidentified elder on my seat, you will surely have to 'gbe bodi' but i will definitely demand it very politely.

It's not really about respect. I have maximum respect for senior citizens. I defer to ladies, children and the elderly.

I just think we have to restore order and enforce some basic social principles so that this country can have a good shot at working.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by ukaface(f): 6:55am On Jun 27, 2019
His son has written more than his father sef undecided
Summary please

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by partnerbizz5(f): 7:00am On Jun 27, 2019
The son wrote flawlessly, and excellently too. He is good.

I wouldn't do what the young msn did. Or at worst, I would do it with much deference.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Khaleell001(m): 7:10am On Jun 27, 2019
Esseite:
Good one from the young lad, Nigerian youths should learn to stand for their rights and what is right.. and only give up such right at their own discretion..

For me Soyinka was only trying to use complex psychology on the young lad, if it was an honest mistake like his son claimed, it wont have created such uproar.



Nothing psychological here.
You are just projecting your jaundice understanding .
The way some of you youths speak to elders in the name of rights goes to show ineptly stupid and shallow some of you reasoning are;and no matter how beautifully written and how you present your claims
.No doubt,the young man was within his right, but he lost a moral convention which is, courtesy and respect.
I, for one will never tell an old man, old enough to be my father to stand up from my seat how much more a man with the status of Wole Soyinka.
But youth like yourselves with their "over sabi" attitude would always pick the wrong persons to do their sparing "rights" with.

I may totally disagree with the prof in many philosophical and religious ethos, but that does not detract from me respecting him.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by mightyhaze: 7:13am On Jun 27, 2019
well said,..

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Khaleell001(m): 7:13am On Jun 27, 2019
Shibaraba:
Him papa forgot to deposit sense into him Pikin head

And in your mind now you think you have said something relevant.

Some of you deceive yourselves with likes you get everytime your quote making you think you are a sort of a Demi God who can't fail.
Bros,tge truth is: you failed this!

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by radiokilla(m): 7:24am On Jun 27, 2019
The youth was well within his rights but could have done better by showing some respect for an icon. Bulk of the blame should be heaped on Tonye Cole the attention seeking cunt for uploading pictures and not allowing the incident slide.

What was Cole even thinking when he uploaded the photo of the young man. Like he wanted the dude lynched or what?

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Esseite: 7:33am On Jun 27, 2019
Khaleell001:


Nothing psychological here.
You are just projecting your jaundice understanding .
The way some of you youths speak to elders in the name of rights goes to show ineptly stupid and shallow some of you reasoning are;and no matter how beautifully written and how you present your claims
.No doubt,the young man was within his right, but he lost a moral convention which is, courtesy and respect.
I, for one will never tell an old man, old enough to be my father to stand up from my seat how much more a man with the status of Wole Soyinka.
But youth like yourselves with their "over sabi" attitude would always pick the wrong persons to do their sparing "rights" with.

I may totally disagree with the prof in many philosophical and religious ethos, but that does not detract from me respecting him.

Nobody disrespected the prof.. the young lad only insisted on getting his rightful seat.

Why did soyinka in the first place pick a sit which is not his own? If he didn't have the assumption "because he is soyinka" anybody would obviously let go..

That is why our leaders keep holding us down because majority are psychologically trained to let go of their rights when it involves a celebrity, popular, elderly person. And because of this asslicking and suppressing, it's always "get rich or die trying" in Nigeria.

What gain can soyinka derive from the window sit that the young lad is not worth enjoying and rightly paid for. With all due respect sir, that is not disrespect.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by NkayStory(f): 8:05am On Jun 27, 2019
Esseite:
Good one from the young lad, Nigerian youths should learn to stand for their rights and what is right.. and only give up such right at their own discretion..

For me Soyinka was only trying to use complex psychology on the young lad, if it was an honest mistake like his son claimed, it wont have created such uproar.




Ermm,I think you are mistaken,please read the article again

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by LisaAnne(f): 8:40am On Jun 27, 2019
Y'all die this matter already

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Badonasty(m): 8:41am On Jun 27, 2019
Larryomooba:
So my elderly father mistakenly sat in the wrong airplane seat, & moved when asked.
It was a non-event until Mr Tonye Cole did an Instagram post about respect.
I thought I'd write to Mr Cole & share a memory about WS & an airline drama when he was shown great respect indeed. By Olaokun Soyinka

As shared below on his Twitter Page

Nigerian issues dey be like season film...na small issue like this una wan drag till next year

as for me it would have been an issue if wole soyinka refused to move to his seat

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by LisaAnne(f): 8:41am On Jun 27, 2019
9jaBloke:
I think this issue is being overflogged.
Let's analyse the players:

Prof. W.S;
He is over 80 years, so it is very possible that he took that seat by mistake
If it was deliberate and he prefered window seats for obvious reasons, he should have planned it better-Ask for the seat during booking, most airlines would be happy to indulge him.
He didn't see it as a big deal so he got up. There's absolutely nothing petty about WS.

Bobo Fine;
He is young and probably exuberant and may not have recognised or even known WS
He may have gone the extra mile to get a window seat
He is opinionated and non-conventional
We don't know his story (no one actually knows this guy's story so we can't keep judging him). He might have a condition, he might have been unstable, goodness knows!
He was operating within his rights so he actually commited no crime.

Tonye Cole:
Was okay to have tried to reason with Bobo Fine but should have stayed out of it after the incident.
Had no business uploading that picture.
Probably did it to trend and gain national popularity for his Guber ambition.

Nigeria:
There's already the underlying issue of lawlessness and lack of regard for orderliness.
There's also the issue of the elders' demand for respect and their sense of entitlement.
Also, many Nigerians will rather go sentimental and more often than not, the real issues are left unaddressed.

Me:
I totally totally adore Prof. Wole Soyinka, I've read almost everything he has published and his views and policies resonate with me. I will consider it a privilege for him to have my seat on a plane (deliberately or mistakenly).

That said, If i catch any unidentified elder on my seat, you will surely have to 'gbe bodi' but i will definitely demand it very politely.

It's not really about respect. I have maximum respect for senior citizens. I defer to ladies, children and the elderly.

I just think we have to restore order and enforce some basic social principles so that this country can have a good shot at working.

Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by hisexcellency34: 8:42am On Jun 27, 2019
Tonye Cole seems jobless

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Mizwisdom(f): 8:42am On Jun 27, 2019
Nice one

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by FemiCare(f): 8:42am On Jun 27, 2019
There is a huge gap between right and kindness. Even when it is your right, don't hesitate to show a act of kindness. Many of the kindness shown to us today are harvest of kindness seeds sowed by our fathers and forefathers to friends and strangers.

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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by karma2000: 8:43am On Jun 27, 2019
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Re: Olaokun Soyinka Writes Tonye Cole Over Airplane Seat Saga Of Wole Soyinka by Hardcase: 8:44am On Jun 27, 2019
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