Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, a Nigerian disc jockey, has boasted about roasting famed Nigerian novelist and playwright Wole Soyinka.
Taking to Twitter, now known as X, DJ Switch observed how, unlike Wole Soyinka’s contemporaries, he has chosen to be wholly distinct from his works.
He chose to display his racism and myopic thinking in recent months, she claims, which is why she didn’t hesitate to roast him at a panel discussion.
She described how, at the occasion, everyone started talking about African writers, and, of course, Nigeria’s contribution, and how, when given the opportunity to speak, she didn’t hesitate to roast him.
“Was a panelist at an event over the weekend and just before the event started, we all got talking about African writers and of course Nigeria’s contribution.
“Someone brought up Wole Soyinka (whose works are quite exceptional if I might add)… and I was given the floor.
Brethren… I would like to let you people know that I did not let one bullet go astray! Wole Soyinka unlike many of his counterparts chose to be completely separate from his works and also chose to display his bigotry and myopic thinking these past few months. It was my esteemed pleasure to roast the uncle while maintaining decorum and extolling other Nigerian writers!”.
This comes after Wole Soyinka slammed Peter Obi for losing the Presidential election.
He declared at an event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, that the Labour Party (LP) leadership knew Peter Obi had lost the February 25 election, but they intended to use what Yoruba calls ‘Gabjue,’ which means the force of lies.
Netizens were outraged by her remark, with many accusing her of insulting the Nobel laureate.
One Damilola Ogunsi wrote, “I can’t believe I just read this. Wow!!! When did we become a generation that has lost moral restraint and can openly abuse and insult elders? So, if someone doesn’t share your sentiments, he becomes myopic? Wow
One Oluwa De Shocker wrote, “Wole Soyinka would be celebrated for centuries. A decade from now. Nobody go remember you
One Thompson Taiwo wrote, “How does this stop him from being Wole Soyinka? Lol
One Adekunle Arazade wrote, “Imagine what’s coming out from this ipob lowlife DJ switch, it’s your father and mother that deserve that your remark not our own professor.
One Word Of Reason wrote, “Roast him all you like it can’t erase his achievements and the fact that being a Nobel laureate makes him one of the most recognized talents Nigeria has ever produced. You all have this bandwagon mentality that everyone must like who you like.
One Shola Naira wrote, “We don’t listen to someone in exile. Just stay where you are. The UK is not taking asylum from queers”.