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Yoruba101 Greeting app

Update #1 from the Yoruba101 Greeting App

A few months ago, I wrote this post where I spoke about a new approach to our language-learning apps for kids. Specifically, I mentioned that, we were in the process of unbundling the Yoruba101 app to cater for specific topics in-depth. Since then, we’ve identified Greeting...
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Why greeting is important in Yoruba culture

Some of us already know that greeting is an important characteristic of Yoruba culture. Why? Well, it took a recent experience for me to delve into the reason behind its importance. Sitting in a lecture room with students of diverse background and culture, we eagerly awaited the...
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Redefining literacy and illiteracy in cultural contexts

Redefining literacy and illiteracy in cultural contexts

Illiteracy: the inability to read or write. Lack of knowledge in a particular subject; ignorance A chance encounter 3 weeks ago underscores the latter meaning of illiteracy (ignorant in a particular subject or activity) specifically its essence and context in cultural terms....
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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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Travel: drawing Cultural inspirations from the Midlands

Drawing Cultural Inspirations from the Midlands

In this post, I examine the cultural inspirations drawn from my 2 weeks escape to the Midlands.  At exactly 5:58 AM on January 9, I typed out the first draft of this piece. My last day before a long indirect flight to Lagos, I sat beside the window in a quiet location Middle of...
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The Tortoise in the hat

The Tortoise in the Hat

If the title sounds like a popular Dr. Seuss story (I’m a big fan!), it’s indeed a deliberate approach to examine different African Cultures within the context of the Tortoise in different hats. Background Lately, my team has been mulling over the idea of a different approach to...
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Experiencing African Arts & Culture at the CAKE Village

On Friday, October 24, 2014, prior to the Meet and Greet session with kids and parents in Chicago, I had the opportunity to visit the CAKE Village for Culture & Arts. A bit of background, CAKE is an acronym for Culture of Africa for Kids Everywhere founded and run by Mrs....
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Superstition

Superstitions

The African Culture is incomplete without touching on the subject of superstition. You know, those mythical beliefs with consequent actions that were drummed into us while growing up; the very ones that remain with some us to this day. Here are a few: Don’t take stew from the pot...
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Brazil 101 with the Afreaka Crew

Our Brazilian friends from Afreaka stopped by our office on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. It was an interesting 1-hour session where we shared interesting stuffs around the Brazilian and African Culture specifically the connections between both. True, in a modern world awash with tons...
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Session 3: Voiceover

Without any doubt, the voiceover session had been anticipated to be a challenging one for obvious reasons. Midweek, the team had been pre-occupied with thoughts on how best to get the most out of the kids for the session. Even though it would have been chaos in a fun kind of way,...
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