Wole Soyinka meets rusticated UNILAG student, calls him ‘my prison mate’

Posted on June 01 2017 , at 07:32 am
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  • The meeting took place on Democracy Day.

Soyinka with Nwelue (R) and Adeyeye (L)

Adeyeye Olorunfemi spent days in Kirikiri Prison after he was arrested, alongside others, for protesting on behalf of blind student University of Lagos (UNILAG) authorities wrongfully suspended.

Adeyeye himself is serving a four semester rustication for criticizing the way UNILAG clamped down on students who demanded improvement in basic amenities on campus.

Since his ordeal began, Adeyeye has become the face of student activism in Nigeria. He recently hung out with ‘senior activist’ Wole Soyinka in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

‘I know you so well. I read you on magazines. You are my prison mate.’ Adeyeye told Newsroom Soyinka, a world renown Nobel Laureate, said those words to him.

We haven’t reached Soyinka to confirm if he said the words. But we have photos of Adeyeye and Kongi himself on the set of Onyeka Nwelue’s show where the activists met.

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