Daddy Freeze Weighs In On Wole Soyinka Saga, Asks ‘What Has Our Respect For Elders Earned Us As A Nation’

Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has weighed in on the recent social media buzz surrounding Wole Soyinka, Tonye Cole and an unidentified passenger on a plane. This was after Politician/businessman Tonye Cole took to his Instagram account to relate how the unidentified passenger asked the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka to stand up from his allocated seat. While Cole and many others felt it was disrespectful to Soyinka not just as an icon but as an elder, others did not quite share in the sentiment. Notably was Daddy Freeze who also took to his Instagram page to ask what has respecting an elder gotten the country. He went further to stress that the young man had the courage to demand his right but Soyinka has over the years failed to demand the rights of Nigerians from its leaders. He said: Dear Tonye Cole, I probably would have politely done the same thing the young man did. Growing up, I was taught never to challenge my elders. In retrospect, I find it difficult to point to what this has earned us as a people? Are we more morally upright, safer, richer and better than nations where children are encouraged to stand up to elders? NO! Nigeria, with all our respect, has become the poverty capital of the world boasting of more people in extreme poverty than China and India combined, YES, COMBINED! (According to worldpoverty.io). Some of our elders have sold our birthright, lied to us about salvation and taken foolish decisions that have impoverished us. What drew me to Prof. Soyinka in the first place was the fact that he never failed to challenge our leaders in power and religion, no matter their age. The young man on the flight DEMANDED his right; if you can’t demand your right on a flight, how can you demand it from the government or church? The government needs to provide amenities for the people, while the Church should be accountable to the last kobo, we MUST demand this! Christ was less than 33 years old when he challenged the Pharisees, the authorities in religion of that time, who were in their 70s and 80s. ~FRZPhoto Credit: Getty

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