According to Wikipedia, Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. Born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.
While at university in 1953, Soyinka and six others founded the Pyrates Confraternity, an anti-corruption and justice-seeking student organisation, the first secret confraternity in Nigeria.
In the early 1990s, confraternity activities expanded dramatically in the Niger Delta as confraternities engaged in a bloody struggle for supremacy.
Confraternities In Nigeria Today
Confraternity are secret-society like student groups within higher institution that have recently been involved in illegal and violent activities.
In Nigeria today, confraternity alumni and members swarm campuses recruiting new members.
Initiation ceremonies normally involve severe beatings, in order to test their endurance, as well as ingestion of a liquid mixed with blood.
Male initiates may sometimes be required to pass an additional hurdle before becoming full members, including raping a popular female student or a female member of the university staff.
Among the all-female Jezebels or Amazons, prospective members may be required to undergo six rounds of rough sexual intercourse or fight with against a group of women or against a much stronger man.
Cult also charge annual membership fees of between 10,000 (US$80) and 30,000 naira.
Frequent criminal activity for cults include intimidating professors into giving high grades, including by burning their cars or briefly abducting their children.
Since the 1980s, confraternities have murdered people who are thought to have ‘stolen’ a member’s girlfriend, or “sugar daddy” in the case of female groups. Female groups began operating as prostitution rings relatively early.
The majority of confraternities, as of 2005, were engaged in a variety of money-making criminal activities, ranging from cybercrime to armed robbery and kidnapping.
Cult members may also get money from political figures, who wish to intimidate their opponents. Very common in Rivers State.
BENEFITS OF CULTISM IN NIGERIA.
Campus cults also offer opportunities to members after graduation. As confraternities have extensive connections with political and military figures, they offer excellent alumni networking opportunities. The Supreme Vikings Confraternity, for example, boasts that twelve members of the Rivers State House of Assembly are cult members.
There’s nothing good about nowadays cult group. Who to blame? Wole Soyinka.
In my opinion,
Wole Soyinka Need To Apologize To Nigerians For Bringing In CULTISM Into The Country -DO YOU AGREE?
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