Wole Soyinka's 'The Man Died' Up For Adaptation, Wale Ojo To Play Wole Soyinka [Video] - Simply Entertainment Reports and Trending Stories


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Wole Soyinka's 'The Man Died' Up For Adaptation, Wale Ojo To Play Wole Soyinka [Video]

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Renowned Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's gripping memoir, "The Man Died," is poised to make its cinematic debut, with Nollywood stalwart Wale Ojo stepping into the lead role.

Soyinka's autobiographical narrative delves into his harrowing experiences as a political prisoner during Nigeria's tumultuous Civil War of the late 1960s. Through his poignant reflections, the memoir offers a profound insight into his thoughts and struggles during that turbulent era.

Originally published in 1972, "The Man Died" stands as a testament to Soyinka's resilience and intellectual brilliance, garnering global acclaim and culminating in his historic Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986—a groundbreaking achievement for Sub-Saharan Africa.

In celebration of Soyinka's 89th birthday in July 2023, Ojo hailed the literary luminary as "a rare icon," recognizing his enduring contributions to literature and society.

Joining Ojo in the film adaptation are esteemed Nollywood talents, including Chidi Mokeme, Sam Dede, Norbert Young, Francis Onwochei, Edmond Enabe, Segilola Ogidan, Simileoluwa Hassan, Christiana Oshunniyi, and newcomer Abraham Amkpa.

Produced by Femi Odugbemi, written by Bode Asiyanbi, and directed by Awam Amkpa, "The Man Died" is slated for release in July 2024, coinciding with Soyinka's 90th birthday. The film promises to introduce Soyinka's powerful narrative to a new generation of viewers.

Soyinka's literary legacy extends beyond "The Man Died," encompassing timeless works such as "Death and the King's Horseman" (1975), recently adapted into the acclaimed Netflix film "Elesin Oba, The King's Horseman."

With classics like "The Lion and the Jewel" (1959), "The Trials of Brother Jero" (1960), "Aké: The Years of Childhood" (1981), and "You Must Set Forth at Dawn" (2006), Soyinka solidifies his status as a literary luminary of unparalleled stature.

See the video below:


Source: Kaybouncing Tv | In Nollywood | TLM

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