– The newly launched speed train is building memories and the latest is the meeting between Wole Soyinka and a kid
– Sitting and reading on his Mac laptop, a kid walked up to the Nobel Laureate and asked for his autograph
– The amazing writer, after some small talk with the kid, signed underneath the boy’s name
The confidence of kids could sometimes be impressive. A small boy walked up to Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and asked him to sign on a piece of paper.
It was a confident and smart move. Sharing photos and a video of the event, his dad identified as Alli-Balogun H Lekan said that “children get away with a lot”.
The sage gave him what he wanted, signed, and noted the date and place that the signature was given.
The kid, his father, and Soyinka were all on the new speed train that plies Lagos, Abeokuta, and Ibadan.
The two-minute clip by Alli-Balogun showed the way his son approached the prolific writer and how the latter put a pen to a paper to do the kid’s bidding.
See the dad’s post below:
This is the video that showed everything:
Many Nigerians engaged the post in their thousands. Below are some of their reactions:
“The fear in my soul to approach him ehn. Make I no go collect premium ‘will you leave here’.”
“And where did you keep your own home training? In 20 years time, this piece of paper will become a ‘COLLECTORS’ ITEM; mark my words!!! and it will be Money!!!!!”
“LoL, These Stern old men tend to be extremely kind to kids. I am sure if you were the one to ask for his autograph he would say ‘why?’.”
“Na small thing Baba Soyinka take escape Doctors handwriting oooo….. Meanwhile, the handsome young man has just earned himself a valuable piece of writing. It should be a collector’s item in future going by Soyinka’s status in the literary world.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young man, Adetunji Balogun, said that he took the ride from Lagos state to Ibadan, adding the trip was a smooth one.
To show that he was really on the train, he took shots of the modern facilities in it. He also showed off his ticket which he bought for N2500.
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