By Dayo Badmus,
Wale Adeoba popularly known as Mr. Packaging has launched a new citadel of learning called Ogo Yoruba Academy.
The academy is an independent indigenous institution set up to teach Yorùbá language at all learning levels from elementary to the proficiency in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ogo Yoruba Academy has a physical school and an online platform for learning to foster the growth and development of Yorùbá language, arts, and culture, through collaboration with scholars, politicians, traditional leaders, businessmen, government and experts in Yoruba language and individuals from all walks of life.
The talk of the town learning institution was officially unveiled on Wednesday November 30, 2022 at No. 9, Amusa Street, Idado Estate, Lekki-Lagos, Nigeria. And, it will commence operation fully for the new academy session in January 2023.
Ogo Yoruba Academy is a big initiative from Mr. Packaging who is also the President/Convener of the reputable Ogo Yoruba Awards (OYA).
OYA was incorporated in September, 2022 as a Limited Liability Company called Ogo Yoruba Academy For Yoruba Language Nigeria Limited.
According to Adeoba, the academy is committed to encouraging and funding mentorship and systematic reflections on the history, culture, heritage, and future of the Yorùbá in Nigeria context towards helping the creation and sustain freedom of thought, and providing a platform for effective linkage between research, human development as a welcoming ground for Afro-Americans, Brazilians and especially those of Yoruba descents.
Mr. Adeoba appealed to the Nigerian parents Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba that it is imperative to learn the world class language Yoruba as an added advantage.
The Ogo Yoruba Academy is in view of the pivotal role in strengthening and developing the Yoruba race beyond culture and heritage. And, the stakeholders have concluded plans to do the needful and revolutionized the Yoruba Language in this part of the world.
The founder of the academy, Mr. Adeoba disclosed that it is his desire that many people home and abroad find this project and vision worthy to key into and support as a veritable stakeholder and big player in promoting the Yoruba race around the world.