Reno Omokri’s controversial statement sparks Soyinka, Achebe debate


A controversial statement by Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, about Professor Wole Soyinka’s merit of Nobel Prize for Literature has sparked wild debate on social media.

Omokri had in a tweet on Wednesday said that he would give the Nobel Prize for Literature to Achebe other than Soyinka 100 times over.

He also said that he was baffled at how the professor got the prize as he (Omokri) had read his works and that of Achebe only to find the latter’s works “more superior”.

Nigerians on Twitter have now leveraged on the comment to draw comparisons between the two acclaimed authors.