Abdulrazak Gurnar, the 2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature, claiming that Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka had died.
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Touchaheart Nigeria reports that few hours ago, news appeared from an account purportedly belonging to Abdulrazak Gurnar, the 2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature, claiming that Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka had died.
“I got a call from Nigeria,” the message says. Wole Soyinka passed away unexpectedly just a few minutes ago. “It’s bad news.”
In a short time, the post received over 150 retweets and 250 likes.
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When The Cable reached out to his family, his son, Ilemakin, shrugged it off.
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“Since last week, the rumor has been circulating. “Last I checked, Soyinka was still alive,” he said.
The account that made the message has 14,000 followers and was formed in August 2021.
The BBC had linked the phony account in its announcement of Gurnah’s Nobel prize triumph on Friday, but Nigerian author Lola Shoneyin quoted the tweet, pointing out that Gurnah is not a Twitter member.
“During my recent brief conversation with Prof Abdulrazak Gurnah, he indicated that I am not a Twitter user. “Please keep this in mind,” the message continues.