Tonye Cole Calls Out Nigerian Man for ‘Disrespecting’ Prof. Wole Soyinka

Tonye Cole has taken to his Instagram to call out an unnamed who he said disrespected Prof. Wole Soyinka.

According to the businessman, trouble started after he boarded a flight and shared greetings with the famous Nobel Prize winner, who then took a window seat. But then another man showed up, demanding the same window seat which was actually booked for him.

Apparently, the unnamed man refused to choose another seat and Prof. Soyinka had to move to the aisle, and to Cole, this was a disrespect to the elderly professor who is one of Nigeria’s greatest minds.

“I couldn’t understand how we got to this point where we no longer have respect for elders, even if are so ignorant of the great global personalities in our midst,” Cole said, adding, “Is it too much to ask that an elderly man be allowed to remain in a seat allotted to you in the same business class cabin and the same row?”

And he said a lot more.

See his post below:

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@professorwolesoyinka #celebrategreatness #relationshipsmatter met one of the greatest Nigerians walking the earth today and as with other times, he was genteel, witty, forthright and humble. My smile gives me away as he permitted the picture whereas he would have preferred to get back to his newspapers. Then we boarded the flight and after assisting him with his bags, he took the window seat and promptly started reading again. A few minutes later this young man, baseball cap, t-shirt to show his muscled chest and tattooed biceps boards the plane and tells Prof he is on his seat (which he was). Those of us including the cabin crew tried to reason with Bobo Fine to let the old man be but the chap refused. He insisted Prof should vacate his window seat, which the old man quietly did for his original aisle seat next to him. I couldn’t understand how we got to this point where we no longer have respect for elders, even if are so ignorant of the great global personalities in our midst. Is it too much to ask that an elderly man be allowed to remain in a seat allotted to you in the same business class cabin and the same row? Na wa o!

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