Wole Soyinka: I don’t need religion.

Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Prize-winning author, has stated that he does not require religion and does not worship any deity, emphasising that he is not a Christian, Muslim, or Orisa worshipper.

Soyinka revealed this on Sunday during a public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, adding he saw nothing wrong with incorporating mythology into his creative arsenal.

He also claimed to be a mythologist, believing that everyone had the right to construct myths based on their own experiences.

“Do I really need one (religion)? I have never felt I needed one. I am a mythologist.

“But religion? No, I don’t worship any deity. But I consider deities as creatively real and therefore my companions in my journey in both the real world and the imaginative world,” he said.

The Nobel Laureate added that he believes people have a right and cannot help creating mythologies around themselves.

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