Yoruba Name Dictionary folks have a message for everyone. They are trying to build a Text To Speech application for Yoruba. . To have a chance at survival in the coming years , minority languages must cross the
Whatsapp is a necessary evil which under the avalanche of trivia and storage munching "funny" videos and memes turns up the occasional treasure :
This message on the meaning of Lagos names came in the middle of the night.
In order to prevent Nigerian culture from been eroded, Lagos State Government yesterday directed schools in Education District 1 to conduct their Thursday Assembly sessions in Yoruba language, a mother language for the state, just as it launched
Celebrating International Mother Language Day this year with a Yoruba book launch! Come and eat Amala with Yoruba Awareness Foundation this February in SW8 London .
Don't leave getting your ticket too late. It is gradually going. What we
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"If I had my way, every Nigerian Yoruba child in London would know how to speak their language. That’s my mission,” she says. “We need to keep our heritage alive. We need
Enough about the coastal Yoruba land. Have you been upcountry? Thats the real gold mine of Oduduwa. These photos below are from the Erin Ijesa waterfalls . Pure delight...
Isokan Omo Yoruba describes it thus:
"Erin Ijesha (Olumirin Waterfall) in
Mayowa Adeyemo in all her oratory splendour lifts up praise to the Creator, the Yoruba way. Her voice is a joy to listen to, the rhythm and agelong tones of the Oriki/Ijala style are haunting and soul stirring. But what
The Ooni of ife Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has now returned home to Ile Ife. His tour of the USA was well celebrated and well received. The Ooni and his entourage made a point of
Imagine the response from other ethnic nations within Lugard's borders if all the road signs in Lagos were written in Yoruba language! We would have Tiiti Awolowo instead of Awolowo Road, Afárá Carter instead of Carter Bridge ,
"The viability of all languages gives us a more complete, more colourful, and more nuanced portrayal and perception of the world"
A while ago, I was announced as the winner of a prestigious international prize for mother tongue literature,
Some Aroko, as the Yoruba symbolic method of communication was called, did not involve a messenger.
These would be placed by the initiator at a specific location relevant to the message.
So ...........in the picture below, what time did the
Yoruba of old used the Aroko system of symbols. Physical objects were used as symbols and their meaning was shared among people in communication with each other through a messenger. The response to the message was also sent back through