I don't understand how Soyinka got a Nobel Prize and Achebe did not - Reno Omokri says

I don't understand how Soyinka got a Nobel Prize and Achebe did not - Reno Omokri says

Former presidential spokesperson and writer, Reno Omokri, is known for sharing his views on social media even if they are sometimes controversial.

Well, Reno seems to have shaken some tables with his latest tweet about the Nobel Prize awarded to literary giant, Wole Soyinka instead of Chinua Achebe.

Wole Soyinka and the late Chinua Achebe are two writers whose literary works have been praised far and wide and even remained relevant for a great number of years.

I don't understand how Soyinka got a Nobel Prize and Achebe did not - Reno Omokri says

Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe
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However, one of the two writers, Wole Soyinka, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. This does not seem to sit well with Reno and he expressed himself on Twitter.

According to Reno, he would have awarded the Nobel Prize to Chinua Achebe 100 times out of 100 instead of Soyinka. He explained that he has read the works of both writers but he feels Achebe’s works are by far more superior to Soyinka’s.

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See his tweet below:

A number of people felt Omokri was being tribalistic with his opinion and he explained himself in a subsequent tweet where he revealed that his mother is from Ogun state, same as Soyinka and his opinion is not based on tribe.

As expected, his tweets raised quite a number of reactions on the microblogging site as fans of both literary giants trooped in to share their opinions. Some were of the opinion that Soyinka deserved the Nobel Prize, others felt Achebe did while the rest opined that they are both good writers deserving of the prize. See some comments below:

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This is obviously an interesting topic for argument.

Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that Reno Omokri shared his opinion on how the lack of money ruins marriages faster than the lack of love.

According to the social media activist and author, the lack of money destroys marriages more than the lack of love.

He went on to explain that while love is important, it is never enough. Backing his theory with a Bible quote, he revealed that money solves everything.

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