DJ Switch’s Bold Remarks On Wole Soyinka Spark Discussions

The Disc Jockey's Comments During a Panel Discussion Draw Attention

Nigerian disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has become the talk of the town following her recent comments about Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka. The DJ took to social media to share her experience during a panel discussion where she had the opportunity to speak about the renowned writer.

In her posts, DJ Switch highlighted that while Wole Soyinka is celebrated for his exceptional contributions to literature, he has also been noted for what she described as “bigotry and myopic thinking” when addressing national issues. She expressed her views candidly, stating that Soyinka, unlike many of his literary counterparts, chose to maintain a distinct separation from his works. This, she believes, has led him to display a certain level of narrow-mindedness in recent times.

The DJ did not mince words as she recounted the event, saying, “Brethren… I would like to let you people know that I did not let one bullet go astray!” She further added that it was her “esteemed pleasure to roast the uncle while maintaining decorum and extol other Nigerian writers.”Dj Switch'S Bold Remarks On Wole Soyinka Spark Discussions, Yours Truly, News, June 17, 2024

The comments have since garnered a lot of reactions from the public, with many taking to various platforms to share their opinions on the matter. Some have lauded DJ Switch for her boldness in expressing her views, while others have called for a more measured approach when discussing such revered figures.

The event where this discussion took place had attendees talking about African writers and Nigeria’s significant contributions to the literary world. Soyinka’s name naturally came up given his stature, and that’s when DJ Switch was given the floor to share her thoughts.

As the discourse continues to unfold, it’s evident that the conversation around Wole Soyinka’s stance on national issues and DJ Switch’s bold remarks will remain a topic of interest for some time.

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