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Open letter to MTN Nigeria

Dear MTN Nigeria, Today I was sent a link to the ad you placed on the popular Instagram page #Instablog9ja! The one with Scientific Ayomide and Intelligent Tope. For the sake of those who might not have seen the ad, allow me to explain…

Monolingual Parents: Can I raise my child bilingually?

I get a lot of messages from monolingual parents asking for advice and tips on how to teach their child a language they don’t speak themselves. ⁣ ⁣The key objective is for your child to find the need to speak the language. You need…

Advice on raising Bilingual children

Recently, I got the below message from a Dad who wanted advice on how I balanced teaching my kids English and Yoruba. Hello! I've just come across your channel on YouTube and all I have to say is, wow! What a great and useful work you're doing.…

#MyWestminster Day

In the midst of sadness let us be joyful, in the midst of division let us show unity, in the midst of hate let us show love. In doing so, we are heaping burning coals on the heads of the enemy! It is an honour for CultureTree to be part of…

Introducing CultureTree Play Club

We are excited to announce that our interactive Yoruba parent and toddler playgroup, CultureTree Play Club, will begin from Saturday 10th June till Saturday 12th August 2017. It will take place every Saturday from 10:30am - 11:30am at Surrey…

Being British Nigerian and teaching your kids Yoruba

A while ago, I posted a video of me having a chat with my friend from Gambia who speaks 6 languages and is raising her children to be bilingual in Fula and English. You can watch the video here. Recently, I met up with Vlogger Bibiana Yetty.…

Amikumu: Hang out with friends

I recently granted an interview to She.Leads.Africa. One of the questions they asked me was 'Some people are looking to learn their mother tongue as adults, what advice would you give them?'  This was my response: "I would say the best thing…

Guest Post: Ikini ni ile Yoruba (Greetings in Yoruba land)

Good Evening my Beautiful Mamas and Papas. Kudos forever to our Yoruba Mums for their undying love to us all. There's a saying in Yoruba that "Orisha bi Iya ko si" meaning "There's no Deity like a Mother". Greetings is the topic on my mind…

Ṣòkòtò Tips: DIY Hair conditioner

We Yoruba people have a saying, 'ohun ti a nwà lo Sókótó o wa lapo Ṣòkòtò'. This means what you are looking for by travelling thousands of miles to the State (Sókótó) is actually in your trousers (Ṣòkòtò). I remember growing…

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