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Spring Clinic & Summer Session

We’re doing something a little different this year. The Summer Intensive will be a combination of the Spring Clinic–two Saturday clinics for 8 hours each–and a weekly class from June 16 to August 28. The clinics will take place on June 7 and June 14. By attending both, you will be introduced to–or complete a […]

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Yoruba Cartoons: “Alo”

We are very impressed with the newest Yoruba cartoons produced by Golden Effects Studios, the “Alo” series by Kunle Afolayan. Great lessons for the young ones, or for anyone learning Yoruba. Yorubas are very diplomatic and love to speak in riddles. This series helps you to add a few such riddles to your repertoire, but […]


Photos: Nollywood Study Break NYU

We recently co-hosted the Nollywood Study Break with IrokoTv, MediAfritiQ and Gbenga Akinnagbe’s Liberated People at the NYU School of Journalism. The event was well attended–students, professors and the public–with a bit of Yoruba art exhibited, Yoruba music by Laolu Senbanjo; a screening of “Tango With Me”, featuring Genevieve Nnaji and of course a delicious […]

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Photos: Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta

The first annual Ake Arts & Book Festival took place in Abeokuta this Fall, with support from our non-profit umbrella, Exodus to Africka. It was an exciting time to see the best of Nigerian and international writers, artists, performers, actors, legends. Wole Soyinka headlined the event and participants spent quality time learning about Yoruba land […]

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Photos: “Nollywood at 20”

On October 12, 2013, fans of Nigerian Cinema joined us at the Studio Museum of Harlem to celebrate Nollywood’s 20th anniversary and create a new platform for advanced film-making out of Nigeria. Because YCI students rely heavily on film for their Yoruba study, it is crucial that we see more world-class films become available for […]

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Photos: Mother of George Film Premiere

[tabs slidertype=”images” fx=”slide”] [imagetab width=”700″ height=””][/imagetab] [/tabs] Andrew Dosunmu once again gave us an incredible film. This one was better than the last though, in that this film featured so much Yoruba language dialogue. The cast was present for the sold-out premiere along with NYC’s Nigerian film aficionados. Enjoy!