Leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have explained why the 1986 Nobel Prize award was given to Wole Soyinka instead of Chinua Achebe.
Mazi Kanu explained this while lecturing renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie about Biafra.
He said to Adichie –
“Now I understand the reason why they never gave the Nobel prize to Chinua Achebe, Now I know. They did not give the Nobel prize to him because he failed to denounced Biafra, Britain knew that Chinua Achebe was a hard core Biafran, they denied him the Nobel prize and they gave it to Wole Soyinka instead.”
“Chinua Achebe wrote more book than Wole Soyinka, Achebe is known all over the world than Wole Soyinka, Just because he is a Biafran, that’s global conspiracy against us, Chinua Achebe works has been translated to Hundreds of Languages all over the world, I recommend that Chimamanda Adichie goes back to read Things Fall Apart.”