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I’ll Hold a Private Funeral on Trump’s Inauguration – Soyinka





Professor Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has promised to hold a private funeral on January 20 when the United States, U.S President-elect, Donald Trump, is inaugurated as President.

Speaking at a media parley at Freedom Park in Lagos, the revered playwright said the funeral is to mourn the death of common sense in Nigeria, and not to mourn with the citizens of the U.S.

According to Soyinka, “Why do Nigerians wail louder than the bereaved?


“I am embarrassed to occupy the same nation space as some imbeciles and morons. I am planning my Wolexit, which could be internal or external. 

“On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, I will have a private funeral keep to mourn the death of Nigeria’s common sense. If the board agrees (because I do not like to be authoritarian) I will move the residency of my foundation out of the country.”

Recall that the Nobel laureate, who had said he would destroy his Green Card  should Trump be elected as President, on Thursday last week disclosed that he had carried out his earlier pronouncement. 


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