“Yoruba As Second Language Class”, an initiative of Oodua Foundation of Michigan in collaboration with Wayne County Community College District entered its fifth week on Saturday August 25, 2017. The class created a platform for Yorubas and non Yorubas to learn about Yoruba culture and language.
The Yoruba people are an ethnic group in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. They constitute over forty million people, which makes them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.
The “Yoruba As Second Language Class” holds at Wayne County Community College North West Campus every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon.
Mr. Shola Salako, the President of Oodua Foundation of Michigan reiterated the motive behind the class. According to him this class came about in response to the yearnings of many people in the community who indicated interest in learning more about the Yoruba language. He also itemized other events that his organization is involved in such as annual head wrap contest which creates an avenue for people to learn how to tie head gear popularly known as gele.
The instructor of the class, Prof. Adegbenro, said his interest in Yoruba Language teaching came from the popular Yoruba books he read when he was a child. They made him decide to learn more about the language which eventually led him to other areas like Ifa worshiping and teaching.
Many community members like Chief Sola Oluwole, Mr. Larry Atigarin, and Mr. David Williams Sr. came out to show their support for the class. The other people present in class were Iyanifa Sangofunmi Omojele, Princess Ogundipe, Jose Rodriguez all Americans who developed a keen interest in the Yoruba Culture.
The class is still ongoing so you still have time to be a part of this interesting class. Register today.