Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there are some names ofprominent citizens in Nigeria that he will never mention again.
Soyinka stated this at the Freedom Park in Lagos during a pre-launchevent of his latest book, ‘Beyond Aesthetics’ and the launch of‘Beautiful: The Exposition’, an art collection.
The rights activist and playwright is considered a nemesis of formerPresident Olusegun Obasanjo.
Both men had in the past engaged in scathing references to each otherin their books.
Concerning names mentioned in the yet-to-be-released book, “So, pleasedon’t come at me and say why don’t you leave this man alone? It’snothing to do with me.
“It’s just a reality and this is also an opportunity to explain topeople that there is nothing really personal about some of theseheavy-duty antagonists you see or read about.
“No, no, it is not. It’s taking power on and power turns ugly whichis 99 percent of the time.
“There are names in this country I have promised myself I will nevermention again. So, I will not mention any names. But if you find anysuch name here, please have patience.
“Don’t just say what on earth is he giving them? Believe me, it’sunrelated. Aesthetics, allusion for beauty…”