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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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To Carry a Wife: The Rites & Significance Yoruba Traditional Marriage

This article is a continuation of the previous article on Traditional Yoruba Marriage. Now, we will be looking at specific terms defining the marriage process.   The traditional wedding itself is called “Igbeyawo.” It literally means “the carrying of the bride.” This term is coined from the old tradition of lifting the new bride into her […]

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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 […]

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Yoruba Traditional Marriage Ceremony: A Step by Step Account

  Today, we are talking weddings. That union between two people from different backgrounds and orientations coming together in love to build a home and choose to become one. Universally, a wedding is one of the most important events in one’s life. In Africa, marriages are seen as a union not between two people, but […]

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Yoruba Games

Our culture has its unique form of education as well as leisure and recreational activities. Yoruba adults know how to enjoy a good time. They unwind by dancing, listening to folkloric music and playing games. One of the best known games in the Yoruba culture is Ayo Olopon. It is mostly played by men after a […]

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Yoruba Hairstyles

There is a popular saying that the hair is the crown-beauty of a woman. It also applies to our Yoruba women. In Yoruba culture there are different hairstyles worn by the women to beautify their looks. The average african hair is curly and kinky in texture therefore several styles have over the years been created to beautify as well […]