Professor Wole Soyinka is not dead, contrary to a false claim by a fake Twitter account impersonating Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah Lola Shoneyin, a prominent Nigerian literary figure and daughter-in-law to Prof Soyinka described the rumoured death as untrue Shoneyin also stated that Professor Gurnah, the winner of the 2021 Nobel prize in literature, does not have a Twitter account.
Lola Shoneyin, a prominent Nigerian literary figure and daughter-in-law to Professor Wole Soyinka, has debunked the rumoured death of the Nobel laureate.
According to Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), a fake Twitter announced the purported death of the Nigerian literary icon and 1986 Nobel Laureate winner.
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The Twitter account was impersonating Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah, the winner of the 2021 Nobel prize in literature, FIJ discovered. Dismissing the Soyinka’s purported death, Shoneyin said the news was false.
She simply said: “It’s not true.”
NaijaliveTv.com gatherec that Shoneyin had earlier said Professor Gurmah does not have a Twitter account.
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