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Wole Soyinka Distances Self From Igbo Love For Money Comment

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Wole Soyinka Distances Self From Igbo Love For Money Comment

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May 6, 2015 – Wole Soyinka Distances Self From Igbo Love For Money Lecture, Calls The Cable Nigeria Internet Infestation

Yesterday, unreliable internet sources shared a controversial tribalistic comment purportedly made by Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka about the great Igbo tribe.

In the comment, Wole Soyinka was quoted to have said Ndigbo’s love for money is incurable, a story that has gone viral since.

Soyinka has distanced himself from the damaging comment.

In his words:

“I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The CABLE, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations.”

“My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron – repeat, a moron,”.

“It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others.”

“Only the mentally retarded will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections.”

“I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified,”.



  1. Yinka Adufe

    May 6, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    The story was cooked up by the igbos themselves to cause problem in the country

  2. obi

    May 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    is true, we love money and so what? the power to get things is in our mouth, and the Igbos use it very well, they command the money and the money comes to them. money please do not go to others tribes except the Igbos


    May 6, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Ok better i was even trying to hit back b4 you now clearify urself, but whosoever wrote that bullshit must be a bingo, I am a proud igbo man, I,m self made, pls money come to those that love u more/most, (GBS)forever.

  4. onyi

    May 6, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Wole Soyinka Said That Igbos Love Money and we Asepted That we love Money and on That I Stand to Pray ,Oh God Thank You For Letting Money Love The Igbos The Way Igbos Love Money and May Money Never Visit All The Yerober People and Awusas As Well #all this we ask….????

  5. golden star

    May 6, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    yes o cos am proud 2 be an igbo lady,money money come 2 me and no let yorubas,hausas use me do yeye. Igbo kwanu

  6. bams

    May 6, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Some of u re f**ls…even after cuming out to clearify tins some fools re still believing dat a respected man like Soyinka wud mk such comment …well u tink everyone is like u

  7. Metu Nyetu

    May 6, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    D way they frequently rope d Igbos into d news! If nobody talks about u, den u’re a nobody.

    Proudly Igbo! Evn in heaven I’ll stil b an Igboman.

  8. ben

    May 7, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    still calling someone moron…infact he actually said that. no respecter of words

  9. Ebony

    May 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Ibo love money that is why money keep coming to Us even when we don’t need it..
    till tomorrow and forever am 100% proud and have No regent of being an Ibo woman

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