Ken Saro-Wiwa means many things to different people. But without any ambiguity, Ken is a brand and a masterpiece. Even in death, his ideas continu
Ken Saro-Wiwa means many things to different people. But without any ambiguity, Ken is a brand and a masterpiece. Even in death, his ideas continues to propel many, including myself, into standing for civil rights and the truth.
Outside Hon. T.N. Paul Birabi, the widely and generally acclaimed father of modem Ogoni, an exceptional gentleman whose ideas and works shaped today’s Ogoni, Ken Saro-Wiwa is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding personality to emerge out of Ogoni. He formed the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) which became the vehicle for the actualization of his dreams for the Ogoni people and many oppressed nationalities in the Niger Delta and Africa at large.
Our dear Ken Saro-Wiwa’s life was cut short on November 10, 1995. Sani Abacha, the brutish Nigerian head of State had ordered his execution for seeking to actualize the desires of the Ogoni people for freedom in Nigeria. Saro-Wiwa’s campaign had morally affected the Nigerian state and exposed the obscenity Nigeria had kept away from the rest of the world for a very long time.