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The Swedish Nobel Academy did something it has never done before; it awarded a Nobel Prize in literature to a songwriter/singer. The man that needs no introduction in the world of American folklore songs is Bob Dylan has now become a Nobel laureate. 



But the most interesting thing, If not amusing is since the announcement of the Nobel award to Dylan; he has not been reached by the Swedish academy. According to the spokesperson of the academy, the phone calls they have been making have not been answered, neither the messages returned or acknowledged. Dylan has refused to answer phone calls from Nobel Academy and this shows how much he valued the prize. Even on his official website, the earlier acknowledgement of the “winner of the Nobel prize in literature” has been deleted.



The winning of 2006 literature prize comes with some controversies which centered on whether a musician winning the cerebral literature prize is acceptable to the studious elites of literature world.



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Many were asking: Why will a singer be accorded with the award that previously goes to supposedly literary giants?  To those that think that Dylan does not deserve the award, the reality is that Dylan’s musical antecedents and contributions are bigger than Nobel Prize. The man of our time Bob Dylan does not need the Swedish academy to justify his ingenuity and contributions to mankind.



Swedish academy needed to justify its existence by continuous reinventing its scope and judgment. But the historical Bob Dylan needed not to convince any institute or Nobel Academy for that matter of his place in American musical pantheon.

With these words - “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" the Swedish  Nobel prize  Academy awarded Bob Dylan a Nobel prize in literature.  This is the first time in history of the Swedish Academy that a songwriter and singer has been accorded such an honor.



"He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in Stockholm, was a surprise: Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the literary canons of novels, poetry and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized," reported by New York Times.



"Mr. Dylan was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minn., and grew up in Hibbing. He played in bands as a teenager, influenced by the folk musician Woody Guthrie, the authors of the Beat Generation and modernist poets.  Mr. Dylan, whose original name is Robert Allen Zimmerman, identifies as Christian and has released several albums of religiously inspired songs, but he was born into a Jewish family."



Is this an open door for musicians to compete for Nobel prize in literature with conventional writers?

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Yes, there is no doubt that many great song writers and musicians will be looking forward for recognition from the Swedish Academy.  This is a major move by Nobel Academy with the inclusion of musicians for Nobel prize in literature. And Nobel  Academy deserves some commendations for the  bold move.  Nigerian famous musicians like Fela, Mike Ejeagha, Celestine Ukwu, Osadebe and many others are in same poetic rankings like Bob Dylan.  The Great Wole Soyinka is the first and only Nigerian to win Nobel prize in literature.

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