By Muhammadu Sabiu
The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has stated that he does not need a religion and does not worship any gods, stating that he does not practise any religion.
At a public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays on Sunday, Soyinka made this revelation and said he saw nothing wrong with embracing mythology as an integral part of his creative process.
As a mythologist, he added, people have the right to fabricate stories about themselves based on their personal experiences.
The professor was quoted as saying, “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.”