Famous Nigerian singer Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has criticized Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka for recent comments he made about “OBIdients,” or the supporters of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.
Soyinka called Obi’s followers “fascists” on Friday in response to their criticism of his personality.
Soyinka “can never be the man Chinua Achebe was,” claims Charly Boy.
The ‘Area Father’ made the assertion in a tweet on Saturday.
“The kin (kind) respect I had for dis (this) man, was almost the kind of respect I had for my stainless father, The Socrates of the Supreme Court. It has finally dawned on me that Soyinka can never be the man Chinua Achebe was,” he tweeted.
“Look at a man many Nigerians put on such high pedestal reducing himself to a boyiboyi for criminal politicians. What a f..king big shame,” he added.
Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic Late Achebe is regarded as a key force in contemporary African literature. Things Fall Apart, his debut book and magnum work, is still the most researched, translated, and read African novel and holds a significant place in African literature.