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The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series presents: CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

What is CULTURAL CONFIDENCE ? from Nollywood Diaspora on Vimeo. The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series is pleased to present it’s second annual forum, themed Cultural Confidence: Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nigeria and 54 years of Nigerian independence, NDFS will […]

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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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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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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 […]