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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 […]

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Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka

      Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized Yoruba indigenes of our time. Here are some interesting facts about his life: ·       He was born in July 13, 1934 in Abeokuta, Ogun state ·       He studied at the University of Leeds, England ·       In 1960, he received a Rockefeller Foundation grant to research […]

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Yoruba Proverb of the Week: Mójú-kúrò nilé ayé gbà; gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ kọ́ ló ṣéé bínú sí

Mójú-kúrò nilé ayé gbà; gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ kọ́ ló ṣéé bínú sí.This proverb is very powerful! Literally this means, judicious forbearance is the wise approach to the world; not every matter deserve to be angry at. Basically, do you want to know how to live a happy and peaceful life? Ignore life’s petty annoyances. Do not […]

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Notable Yoruba in Spotlight: Folorunsho Alakija

Introducing the currently, richest black woman in the world, Nigeria and Yoruba’s own: Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija! Folorunsho Alakija is a businesswoman from Nigeria. She was born in 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is a business tycoon involved in the fashion,oil and printing industries. She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists […]

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Learn Yoruba: Months of the Year/ Osù nínú Odún

How do the Yoruba people say the months of the year? Look below and find out! To learn more Yoruba make sure to check us out on the awesome classes that we offer! Osù nínú Odún/ Months of the Year Osù kìíní odún (Sêrê)/ January Osù kejì odún (Èrèlé)/ February Osù keta odún (Erênà)/ March Osù kerin odún (Igbe)/ April […]