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Activities for children this summer holiday

The summer holidays are here, six or more loooooong weeks to negotiate child-care combined with thinking up various activities to keep the kids entertained! It's not easy. However first off, one thing I am doing this summer is scheduling in…

Meet our online Yoruba course tutor: Dr. Tola Osunnuga

Dr. Tola Osunnuga holds a Ph.D. in Yoruba Literature. He has been teaching Yoruba language and literature since 1989. He has published scholarly articles on Yoruba language media. Dr Osunnuga's research interests include African literature,…

Meet our online Yoruba course tutor: Olayemi Olajide

Olayemi Olajide is a passionate Yoruba teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Yoruba from the University of Ibadan, with a focus on a broad survey of Yoruba culture and language from the ancient time to the present, with special reference…

Meet our online Yoruba course tutor: Professor Karin Barber

Professor Karin Barber did her first degree in English at Cambridge. She then went on to study social anthropology at University College London before doing a PhD at the University of Ifẹ, Nigeria (now Ọbafẹmi Awolọwọ University).…

Africa Writes Festival 2019

Hi Kemi here... Okay, so in my blog introduction I promised you I would keep you in the loop as to what is happening in London and beyond on the African cultural scene, and I am pleased to say there is a great event coming up, suitable for…

Meet our new blog contributor, Kemi

Meet our amazing blog contributor, Kemi Kemi will be sharing a post every week on this blog. Her posts will inspire and enlighten you on all things African! Here’s an intro from Kemi.... Hi there I’m Kemi - I’m a full time working…

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.…

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