My Generation Has Failed Nigerians - Wole Soyinka

Published 5 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 10:24 PM, 24/04/2019 (5 months ago)

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Wole Soyinka who spoke on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, stated that his generation has failed Nigerians as the  dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised.
 
Wole Soyinka gave the above response when he was asked by anchor of the programme, Zeinab Badawi “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?”
 
The Nobel laureate said; “Yes, I believe so. I compare today with dreams and aspirations we had when we all rushed home after studies abroad. We considered ourselves the renaissance people that were going to lift the continent to world standards, competitors anywhere. It hasn’t happened.”
 
Asked to comment about the 2019 presidential election, he said, “The 2019 election is one of the most depressing elections we’ve been through. Talking for myself, it wasn’t possible for me to make a choice for the simple reason that both candidates (President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar) had histories – one immediate, one past – which made one look for alternatives.”

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ejikeiyo at 10:44 PM, 24/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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wasted Generation
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Haso112 at 11:41 PM, 24/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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TRUTH.... ABSOLUTE TRUTH, THAT OBJ WILL BE THERE FORMING GODFATHER UP & DOWN, WICKED LOTS....!
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WhaleDog at 05:44 AM, 25/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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These old bastards are the reason Nigeria has regressed this distance .Their greed ,insatiable love of vanity ,senseless ,dimensionless,visionless ,ignorant ,uncivilized,diabolic,corrupt ,unpatriotic,selfishness and all negativity associated with our misfortune is the quality and our elders characteristics.Moreover,they have extended and passed it unto the present young generations and that’s why crime ,cultism ,fraud ,dishonesty,greed ,laziness and many more unprecedented crime has dominated our society .These foolish elders deserved no respects and as a matter of facts they should be disrespected .Though according to Africa culture elders should be accorded with some degree of respect but that tradition should be set aside for now bcaz these “Awon okoshi “ deserved no damn respect .old for nothjng old men .Na truck go kill all of una

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maxzy277 at 11:03 AM, 25/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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Very right, and they all refused to depart & leave the younger ones to repair their damages
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Haso112 at 11:58 AM, 25/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 05:44 AM, 25/04/2019
These old bastards are the reason Nigeria has regressed this distance .Their greed ,insatiable love of vanity ,senseless ,dimensionless,visionless ,ignorant ,uncivilized,diabolic,corrupt ,unpatriotic,selfishness and all negativity associated with our misfortune is the quality and our elders characteristics.Moreover,they have extended and passed it unto the present young generations and that’s why crime ,cultism ,fraud ,dishonesty,greed ,laziness and many more unprecedented crime has dominated our society .These foolish elders deserved no respects and as a matter of facts they should be disrespected .Though according to Africa culture elders should be accorded with some degree of respect but that tradition should be set aside for now bcaz these “Awon okoshi “ deserved no damn respect .old for nothjng old men .Na truck go kill all of una

I REALLY WISH SAY TRUCK FIT KILL OF DEM AS YOU YAN... AWON OLORI BURUKU...
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Baye77 at 01:33 PM, 25/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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Ofcos they have failed Nigerians...., but, unless God's divine intervention, even the present generation will do much worse.
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