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David Oyelowo Goes Full Naija in Toronto

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Yorubas You Know | 0 comments

  We can not watch this video enough times! David Oyelowo (Oyetokunbo if you’re nasty) went full Naija on the TIFF audience in Toronto yesterday. He was at TIFF for the Queen of Katwe premiere, and also attended City to City screenings–in which the Toronto International Film Festival is honoring 9 filmmakers from Lagos this year. In this clip, Oyelowo talks about how excited he is to be in a room full of people who can pronounce his name correctly and...

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Events, News, NYC, Yoruba | 2 comments

AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS TO LAUNCH DURING BLACK WIKI HISTORY MONTH WEEKEND NEW YORK, NY — January 25, 2014 — Announcing AfroCROWD Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia  workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons  on February 7th and 8th.   Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting  over 470 million unique visitors monthly. There are more than 76,000 active contributors working on more than 31,000,000 articles...

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The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series presents: CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Culture, Events, Yoruba History, Yorubas You Know, Young Hip Yoruba | 0 comments

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 screen world-class films of New Nollywood and host panel discussions on pertinent issues facing Nigerians at home and abroad. (Buy tickets)   Presented in...

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Spring Clinic & Summer Session

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Articles, Events, Learning Options | 0 comments

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 review of–the following: i.     The Yoruba Alphabet, Tones, Morphemes v.     Numbers, Counting vii.     Greetings – Basic time of day greetings & introduction to situational...

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Kilo n sele: I’m Getting Fluent in Brooklyn

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Articles, Events, Home, Learning Options, Yoruba | 3 comments

Who I Am Oruko mi ni Basirat Ottun.  Mo’n gbe ni Brooklyn.  Mo je omo Yoruba.  Currently, I am one of a number of people that have been given the tremendous opportunity to take part in the Yoruba Fluency Project. I began my Yoruba language classes in February 2014, and will continue through with the project over the course of the next few months.  Part of the project will consist of a trip by project participants to Nigeria to...

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

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Articles, Culture, Home | 3 comments

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 new home as a welcoming act.   This is usually done after the party is over and the bride is taken to the groom’s...

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Naija Muzik Lyrics (Yoruba): Toh Bad – Niyola

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Lyrics, Music, Vids, Yoruba, Young Hip Yoruba | 0 comments

VERSE 1 I love you You love me Oh baby I know it’s true But sometimes, it’s crazy The kind of things that you do I’m tired of trying to be your number one I love you (I no go lie) (I love you, this is the truth) I love you (I no go lie) (I love you, this is the truth) I’m trying to use my head The more I try, the worse Situation is getting I’m trying...

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