Hardship: Wole Soyinka lost his voice because he is Tinubu’s friend – Eedris Abdulkareem

Veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, has given the reason Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, lost his voice and has failed to criticise the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

The singer said despite the hardship in the country, Soyinka, known for his fierce nature against past governments cannot speak up against Tinubu because they are friends.

Eedris lamented that the silence of the respected public figure in the face of Nigeria’s hardship is unfair.

“He [Wole Soyinka] has been very quiet lately. I know he has a good relationship with Tinubu so we know why,” Abdulkareem said.

Last year, when Prof. Wole Soyinka was confronted over his silence in the face of the current hardship in the country, he stated that it was “too early” to judge President Tinubu’s administration and promised to assess it after a year in office.

It has been almost a month since President Tinubu’s administration marked its one year in office but the Nobel laureate is yet to give his assessment of the administration as promised.