When discussing the darker chapters of Nigerian history, names like Abacha, Shekau, Anini, and Jango often come to mind as some of the most notorious figures. However, it’s essential not to overlook the controversial legacy of Wole Soyinka, a man credited with introducing cultism to Nigeria. Soyinka’s actions include the seizure of a radio station and the kidnapping of workers at gunpoint, but his most significant impact may have been the introduction of cultism to the nation.

Today, Nigeria grapples with the devastating consequences of cultism, which claims the lives of numerous youths daily. This menace has diverted young minds away from education, skilled crafts, and other constructive pursuits, rendering them lethargic, prone to violence, drug addiction, and social deviance.

Reports indicate a concerning rise in youth-related violence and fatalities, particularly in Sagamu and various regions across Ogun State, as well as the entire Southwest and beyond. The situation has spiraled out of control.

Wole Soyinka’s influence has left a profound mark on Nigerian youth, with far-reaching and destructive consequences. Whether one views him as evil or controversial, his actions have undoubtedly had a lasting impact, and history will judge him accordingly.