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STOP COMMITTING SYNTACTIC ERRORS IN YORUBA LANGUAGE- Folorunsho Adeniyi

(L-R) Mama Iyabo Aboaba, COO, Lork Enterprise LLP; Otunba Lekan Ajirotutu, Ace Yoruba Broadcaster; Olutayo Irantiola, Atokun, Yoruba Lakotun; Alagba Sunday Folorunsho Adeniyi, Yoruba Writer and Israel Bolaji, Public Relations Specialist at the April edition of Yoruba Lakotun held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi Lagos Yorubas have been urged to …

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ALL FORMS OF YORUBA ARTS CAN BE EXPORTED – Adedeji D.Tarnner

People in the Yoruba Creative Industry have been encouraged to hone their skills in order to export it to other countries where there are Yoruba speakers across the globe as this can be a source of foreign exchange. This was unveiled by Mr. Adedeji D. Tarnner, a prolific Yoruba writer …

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YORUBA ORAL NARRATIONS SHOULD NOT BE DISTORTED FOR SELFISH GAINS- Lasunkanmi Tela

(L-R) Mama Iyabo Aboaba, COO, Lork Enterprise LLP; Olutayo Irantiola, Host and Convener, Yoruba Lakotun; Pa Lasunkanmi Tela, Yoruba Author and Guest; Khalid Ayanshina, Bata Dancer and Lead Chanter, Beriola Ayanshina Cultural Entertainment Group and Edaoto Agbeniyi, Folklorist and Editor; Iroyin Owuro newspaper at the first anniversary of Yoruba Lakotun, a …

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Idúpé ỌDÚN kan ti Yorùbá Lákọ̀tun bere

The journey of  Yorùbá Lákọ̀tun would not be complete without the great support of our partners, special guests, audience, all volunteers at the back end and well-wishers who have helped to enhance each event. According to the host of the quarterly programme, Olutayo Irantiola, said, “I appreciate everyone who have …

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POOR READING CULTURE & OTHER FACTORS HAVE AFFECTED THE PATRONAGE OF YORUBA LITERATURE

The guest writer at the fourth edition of Yoruba Lakotun, Mr. Kehinde Adepegba, said the poor reading culture of the Yoruba, the development of Information and Communications Technology, and late adoption of technology have negatively impacted on the reading of Yoruba literature which has preserved the culture largely. Photo credit: …

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HUMANITY CAME BEFORE NATIONALITY- IRE D STAGE DEVI, A CONTEMPORARY FOLK ARTISTE.

Itandire Adeola Adebo whose stage name is Ire D Stage Devi (an Indian fan gave her ‘Devi’ which means a goddess after seeing her perform) is a contemporary Nigerian songstress who has performed in different countries across the globe and she is gaining prominence among artistes that have changed the worldview …

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YORUBA PARENTS ACCUSED OF CREATING A GAP BETWEEN CHILDREN AND THEIR ROOTS

Yoruba parents have been accused of creating a gap between their children and their roots through the systematic neglect of the language. This was unveiled at Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly cultural programme at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi. Mr Ayoade Okedokun, author of Ika Abamo, Omo Elede and other books in …

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YORUBA LAKOTUN INCREASES CULTURAL LITERACY IN LAGOS

Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly audience participatory programme that brings people from all walks of life to a cultural ambiance happened again last weekend at the Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi. The programme was dedicated to the new Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. Welcoming participants …

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Yorùbá Lákọ̀tun…. Àfihàn àwọn Àgbà Ọ̀jẹ̀!

Dear Friends, I am delighted that we are all looking forward to the end of the year. It has been a challenging and great year full of nostalgic memories. I am equally looking forward to hosting you to the last edition of Yorùbá Lákọ̀tun for the year. It promises to …

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YORÙBÁ LÁKỌ̀TUN: BIRTH OF CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

In a bid to revive Yoruba language in Lagos, Nigeria, Olútáyọ̀ Ìrántíọlá, a cultural and literary enthusiast, developed Yorùbá LákỌ̀tun, an event aimed at cultural and literary renaissance. The first edition took place at Ethnic Heritage Center, Ikoyi, Lagos over the weekend. The center is a language training hub for …

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