Bob Dylan, who was surprisingly announced the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has finally accepted the award, 3 months after the awards ceremony.
The 75-year-old singer, who was himself shocked by being named winner, kept the whole world guessing if he was going to accept the award or not.
He eventually received his medal at a private event in Stockholm, Sweden.
Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said: “It went very well indeed” and she also described him as “a very nice, kind man.”
After this acceptance, Dylan is expected to deliver a lecture, which is a preconditioned to receiving the 8 million krona ($900,000) prize money.
If he doesn’t deliver a lecture by June this year, he will surrender the prize money.
However, he will give a taped version of the lecture on a future date.
Written by Damilola Faustino