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Yoruba101: The Lagos-Based Yoruba Learning App In Photos

Yoruba101 is a Yoruba language learning app from the Lagos-based Genii Games Limited.

All images courtesy of Genii Games Limited


Words by Damola Durosomo

Last month, Lagos-based mobile app company Genii Games Limited released an update for their Yoruba language teaching app, Yoruba101. Included in their Asa ("culture" in Yoruba) collection of apps and videos dedicated to promoting and conserving indigenous African cultures and languages, the program was created in order to teach children Yoruba in what the company describes as a "fun and engaging way." Though kids are their target audience, according to the brand's founder, Adebayo Adegbembo, adults looking to gain basic knowledge of the Yoruba language can also benefit from the app and its interactive games. Taglined the "Legend Edition," the update has a special focus on notable Yoruba legends, colorful photos of which users can unlock by completing their lessons. Above, we take a look at Genii Games' Yoruba language app in photos.

Yoruba101 2.0 is available now on iOS and Android. 

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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