Highly respected Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, said he ought to have died going by his lifestyle.
This was the shocking response by the 83 year-old professor of literature and political activist to a question by the Financial Times of London, on how long he intends to live.
“By all logic I should not be alive right now because of my lifestyle,” he replied.
“I flout everything they teach at medical school, including the fact that I don’t drink water. I eat only when I want to. I don’t obey the rules of cholesterol,” he added during the conversation with David Pilling, the FT Africa editor, at the Pescatori restaurant in west London.
Soyinka, gulped in between his meal, a bottle of Arneis Langhe wine valued at £45 and two glasses of another wine Montepulciano valued at £27.80.