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The Winter Session Begins on January 16

  We are excited to announce that our Winter Session will begin on January 16! As international fascination with Yoruba culture increases more each day, don’t be left behind, not knowing what WizKid, Ice Prince and Adekunle Gold are singing about. Team up with our professional instructors to learn our native tongue and know more […]

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The Fall Session Begins on October 15!

We are excited to announce that our Fall Session will begin on October 15! We are currently accepting registration for adult classes (weekday evenings) and Saturday school for children. All courses follow the Oyo standard of Yoruba instruction with a full standard language curriculum. Instruction is more fun with the inclusion of film, music and […]

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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 […]