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The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that the strict discipline he got as a child growing up with his uncle, father of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oludotun Ransome Kuti shaped his life to become what he is today.
Soyinka recalled with nostalgia how tough it was to have spent two years as a student at Abeokuta Grammar School where his uncle Oludotun Ransome Kuti was principal of the school. The Nobel laureate who is one of the extended family members of the Kuti family relieved his two years stat at Abeokuta Grammar School, Friday during the unveiling of the Kuti Heritage House at Isabo Abeokuta.
The house was refurbished by Ogun state government
Soyinka recalled that two years he spent with his uncle was enough to have shaped his life and made him what he is today, though he later escaped to Ibadan Grammar School.
“I remember my uncle. I remember that he wielded heavy cane that was what made us. Two years were more than enough to tune me up. I spent two years at Abeokuta Grammar School before I escaped to Ibadan Grammar School, which to him, was an “Ajebutter” school, a school for spoilt child,” he said.
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