Prof. Wole Soyinka Compromised? - Femi Robinson

Prof. Wole Soyinka I refuse to be compromised. I have seen a lot of comments from the Facebook of people attacking me for asking my te...

Prof. Wole Soyinka
I refuse to be compromised.
I have seen a lot of comments from the Facebook of people attacking me for asking my teacher and boss to keep shut because he is sounding like an outdated grammar-phone record anytime he makes a comment on political issues in Nigerian. I admit that Prof. Wole Soyinka was my boss and teacher but in the words of Fela Anikulapo Kuti I did not allow my teachers to teach me nonsense. I refuse to be compromised.
It is a known fact that we often allow ourselves to be compromised because we hate to tell the truth. My Oga is a literary genus but had he used his potentials to benefit his constituency Nigeria would have benefited from him.
So many people look down on my comments, maybe because I look younger than my age. At 74 I am not a baby. If I refused to be compromised in the early sixties why should I in 2014?
For your information how much is Prof. Wole Soyinka paid to deliver a lecture in public? Does he do it free of charge? These days “He who pays the piper dictates the tune”.
Prof. Wole Soyinka can not convince me that he has not been compromised by his friends who today are available to grease his palm when ever he wishes.
Prof. Wole Soyinka should go back and read his play “Trials of Brother Jero and Jero’s Metamorphosis” once again. Perhaps it will bring back fresh memories.
I put it to you all that the Prof. Wole Soyinka that we know and respected may not be the one delivering lectures on political issues in Nigeria today. He may have been compromised.
As some people approach an age in Nigeria all they ask from the young ones who visit them is “What have you brought for me?’’
Just tell them what to say and they will say it with out counting the cost. Do we count the cost of our statements these days or we only count our pockets? One thing I can assure you is that I will refuse to be compromised. - Femi Robinson (one of the pioneers of Nigeria's theatre movement and the very first 'Village Headmaster'when the programme first started in the 70s).

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