Trump Embarrasses Soyinka, TB Joshua

Donald Trump

 Nigerians mock duo as TB deletes ‘prophetic’ video of Clinton’s victory

Chiemelie Ezeobi

The social media space was set ablaze wednesday after it became clear that Donald Trump, the hitherto Republican presidential candidate, had won the keenly contested American presidential election against popular favourite, Hillary Clinton of the Democratic party.

With his win, Trump stands to become the 45th US president. But that is not the story of the day for Nigerians.

The main issues for Nigerians at this point are two popular persons — Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate and Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

While Soyinka had threatened to destroy his green card (a US residency permit) if Trump won, Joshua on the other hand had predicted that Clinton would win the election.

Was that to be? Apparently no, as the results have declared Trump winner, thus making a mess of the prophetic declaration of Joshua, which many Nigerians banked on to place bets with their friends and families.

In a move many have described as firing blank shots, Joshua had on a video uploaded on his official Facebook account ‘prophesied’ that he saw a woman win the election.

Although he did not mention her (Clinton) name, he said: “Ten days ago, I saw the new president of America with a narrow win. The new president will be facing several challenges over many issues, including: passing bills, attempts to possibly pass a vote of no confidence on the new president.

“The boat of the new president will be rocked. By the way, in order not to keep you in suspense, what I frankly saw is a woman.”

But the person taking the most flak on social media was Prophet Joshua, as most Nigerians called him out on his prophesy, while some went as far as calling him Pinocchio (a boy whose nose grows long each time he lies).

Immediately the results were announced, many people of course remembered the prophesy and went back to that post, only to find it gone. It had been deleted.

However, the deletion did not prove a deterrent for Nigerians who took to different social media platforms to mock the duo.

Surprisingly, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election, Jimoh Ibrahim, also went in for the kill while tweeting on his Twitter handle @JimohIbrahimOFR.

He teased: “Even though TB Joshua has seen it that I am the next Governor of Ondo State, please let him keep it to himself for now.”

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, joined the fray when he wrote: “Dear TB Joshua, who gave you your prophecy? My God that I serve is not a man that he will lie.”

One Adedayo Ayomide said: “People: TB Joshua you said a woman will win. TB Joshua: you people didn’t hear me clearly, I said woolman, the person his head looks like wool.”

Mistur Sam wrote: “TB Joshua is only good at predicting football matches not US election. Is he really a prophet or bet9ja expert?”

An ardent believer of the prophet, one Arther Chatora, wrote: “Even when Clinton was stuck at 2015 electoral votes for hours, and Trump was close to 270, I still believed TB Joshua’s prophecy.”

A Twitter user simply identified as @CorrectBea wrote: “Please has Soyinka torn his green card? Do we still believe TB Joshua and his prophecies? Please pray and think twice before making any statement.”

For Soyinka, who is a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, he was quoted to have declared, while giving a speech to Oxford University students, that he would not wait to be told to reapply for a green card.

He reportedly said: “If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he will do is to say all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I am not waiting for that. The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”

To him Omokri also wrote: “Dear Professor Wole Soyinka, please think twice before you tear your green card. You may find recession back home hard to deal with!”

  • Chukwuemeka Mbagwu

    First it was BREXIT, now Donald Trump. The Western World is sending a clear message to the rest of the world “we are tired of immigrants.” In as much as I wanted Hillary Clinton to win, Americans have a right to decide who rules them based on the candidates campaign promises and nobody was in doubt where Trump stood on issues like foreign policy, immigration, war on terror etc. Therefore, our leaders should settle down and develop our country, so that millions of our citizens will not be trooping out every year to America and Europe, seeking for the proverbial greener pasture.

  • Nelson Jahnedu Ibekwelu

    Jeremiah 23:16, 21, 32 was fulfilled in T.B Joshua, a false prophet if I ever see one.

  • EzekielIwa

    Mr CHIDI AMUTA (guess columnist on Thisday), What is the scores now? I will advise you to henceforth stop this Kalokalo prediction game. Please stick to your lane, you are not good at it. You predicted wrongly in 2008 @Obama/McCain and just last week Nov1, you wrote an epistle titled ‘Good night Mr Trump’ but unfortunately you have been trumped 1ce again in 2016. Lesson to all: Impossible is Nothing

    • Cleansignorance

      Mr. Amuta also predicted Brexit’s outcome wrongly. When he was beating his chest with good-night Mr. Trump last week, I was bold and confident enough to tell him to shut his trap, because I live here in the ‘ol U.S.A. and the mood here is palpable. The Muslims were getting emboldened by Obama and Hillary so much, that Americans decided that, they ain’t going to stand for it no more.

      If Donald Trump had campaigned with the single issue of banning Muslims, he would have still won the election in a land-slide. No one is taking this Islamic terrorism with levity. Hillary was collecting millions of dollars from Islamist Countries and became complacent. Her rubbing Huma Abedin on American’s faces did not help matters. Everyone of us, simply knew that Trump was in. No one listen to the main stream media in America anymore either. They are so corrupt and compromised by George Soros and the establishment in Washington D.C.

      But we, the People simply knew that we were going to wrest the Country back from them. They just didn’t see the Tsunami coming and it hit them BOOM! VOX POPULI, VOX DEI !!!

  • AlBsure23

    Trump embarrassed Buhari and APC the most.

    • okenwa

      Na soooooo. Their boat rocked.

  • vincentumenyiora

    When things are about to happen Nigerians like to make predictions so as to appear to be seious minded people in the attempt to do this they get exposed to in their sea of political mediocrity! I mean there were clear signals or indications to tell an experienced pudit o anticipate that the election result would tend to weigh towards Trump’s favoure! Yes, predictions for Nigeria Joshua can be correct bit not in the situation of educated and enlightened society like America or in Europe, where citizens – by this I mean electorates, are properly education and so is their psychology! I want to stop here not to compare how you think and how the Europeans do – there are miles of difference, folks – prophecy indeed and yet he supervised the building of a Church which collapsed and killed a lot of people and we are still waiting to know what the families and the fate of Nigerians killed is! You discover that often people in good positions in Nigeria just take the opportunity they have to bluff/ confuse you people! Read my own critique about what really happened so as to turn/tilt the table in the situation!

  • Daniel Obior

    Lets be fair, Trump also embarrassed most Americans and most of the rest of the world, who did not consider him fit to be president.

    • Marcus Ijele

      They did not consider him fit you said, but non came out to lie against God like Tuberculosis Joshua. Why should a man come out say ”God said, ”when God has not said anything? I do not believe God has time telling any body who will win election. They should do their predictions or intelligent guess without mentioning God. It is people like Tuberculosis Joshua that God’s name is blasphemed by terrorists Moslems and other unbelievers. People should fear God and stop”Thus Saith The Lord” when he has not said anything. The desire to get popular by using the name of God to lie will turn to shame and demeaning of their popularity when God turns their prophecy to mockery.

      • frforka

        God bless you!

      • Adesina Adegbemile

        TBJ didn’t mention God’s name. He said that “What I saw is she will win with a small margin but her boat will be rocked ”

        In any case Clinton won the popular vote but her boat was rocked by electoral college votes. QED.

        • Marcus Ijele

          Ok,he prophesied in the name of Ogun? Go and sit down. Clown.

          • Adesina Adegbemile

            You can’t even have a decent conversation without insult?

          • Marcus Ijele

            Is that your pain?,bear it.

          • Adesina Adegbemile

            It shows your upbringing! No wonder you don’t have a face to your name. You can only hide and disrespect people without your conscience applying the brake.

          • okenwa

            TB Joshua upbringing full of lies is better abi.

          • Marcus Ijele

            Bear it, or take the shortest means—s –u—-c–d–e. A good host is waiting for you beyond.

        • okenwa

          Stop the lies.

        • Stonecode


    • KWOY

      To hell with you fairness & embarrassment: a false prophesy is a false prophesy, & he who he who promised to cut his green card should keep his word & cut it!

      • Daniel Obior

        To hell with you too, if you are not smart enough to realise that a prophecy is like a forecast which people make or a premonition which everyone has. The only difference is perhaps that one may be more associated with a deity than the other. And so what?