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Igbo101 Igbo language learning app

New Year’s Greeting with Igbo101 2.0

Finally, I can say a Happy New Year! That welcome message had been saved up pending the release of the updated Igbo language-learning app for kids, Igbo101; available on Android, iPhone and iPad. Delivering on the Igbo101 update was one of the goals I highlighted during my 2016...
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Yale Conference – a conglomeration of African languages, knowledge and lessons

Yale Conference: a conglomeration of African languages, knowledge and lessons

  Room 203, Luce hall, Yale University, had a distinct feel to it on the days of October 6 & 7, 2016. It had to with over 2-dozen guests drawn from various fields of African language studies across the world; most of them from Africa. For thoroughbred Africans like...
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Mastering Native Languages

Mastering Native Languages

In this post, I examine the subject of mastering native languages using my recent experience. Like many, I overestimated my capacity to speak my native Yoruba language until I was asked to do a full-length interview for a program on Africa Magic Yoruba channel. I heard a knock on...
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Introducing the Yoruba101 cartoon miniseries

I’m excited! Last week, TechCabal broke the news of our upcoming Yoruba101 cartoon; a 6 to 8 episode long miniseries to help children learn basic Yoruba custom. In case you missed it, here’s the trailer. As we prepare for the first episode slated for October 14...
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From Lagos to Sao-Paulo: Reflections

From Lagos to Sao-Paulo: Recap & Reflections

It was a fine evening in São Paulo on June 23, 2016. As I made the short walk from my hotel to the Galeria Olido where I’d be speaking, I soaked in the surrounding atmosphere – folks peddling various items with open calls, human and vehicular traffic, familiar colored...
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Mark Zuckerberg meets Genii Games

Mark Zuckerberg visits Genii Games

On Tuesday, August 30, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg paid us a surprise visit courtesy of the Co-Creation Hub. What had been anticipated was an equally huge visit by Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Director of Global Product Partnerships. In the run-up to the Q & A session...
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Yorùbá keywords for the 2016 Rio Olympics ebook

e-book: Yorùbá Language keywords for Sports

The 2016 Rio Olympics has now come and gone. While it lasted, Genii Games and YorubaName.com ensured Yoruba language was not left out. Together, we ran a 16-day campaign from August 6 to 21 where we shared digital postcards containing sport-related words in English, Portuguese...
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Digital Storytelling Workshop, Johannesburg

Digital Storytelling Workshop, Johannesburg

How time flies! It’s been 8 long weeks since the memorable Digital Storytelling Workshop in Johannesburg with kids from Protea South and Dikhabane Primary Schools, Soweto, South Africa. After working with 26 kids to cook up the script, characters and voiceover with South African...
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Yoruba101: unlocking paid items for free after updating app

Yoruba101 3.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android. First, apologies for the blank screen error some of you experienced in version 3.0. A big thank you to Sewa, Hugo and Mary for pointing out the problem. Yoruba101 3.1 fixes the bug and is now available for download. For...
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Lessons From South Africa on Native Languages

Lessons From South Africa on Native Languages

This piece draws on my firsthand experience of South Africa’s native languages and how it can serve to inspire other African countries struggling with a decline in their native languages. During my recent trip to South Africa, I visited an old friend who is now resident in...
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