WHERE TO LEARN AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN LONDON
It’s often said that “Language is the road map of a culture”.
When you learn a language, you learn the essence of a people. Tonal languages in particular (which many African languages are) require you to have a nuanced and astute approach to receiving and sharing sounds.
As the world continues to globalise, in the coming decades many of the over 6000 languages currently spoken will be rendered extinct. As a language enthusiast and a lover of cultures I find this terrifying. Language is not only a person’s tool to communicate, it’s the code to a long history of a people’s experiences, emotions and understandings, which holds in it an abundance of knowledge and a unique interpretation of the world.
With that said, below is a short directory of establishments that offer different African language courses in London.
For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here
LEARN IGBO IN LONDON
See our Article
OKWU ID directory: https://okwuid.com/2017/10/23/where-to-learn-igbo-in-london/
LEARN YORUBA IN LONDON:
Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)
Courses on Meet UP: https://www.meetup.comhttps://www.meetup.com/NextGenNaijas//Yoruba-Lesons/
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In this Episode, we link up with our Caribbean cousins (from Barbados and Jamaica) to discuss growing up with each other in London UK.
(26th May 2018) Thousands turn up to enjoy the historic sold out Afrorepublik concert at London’s 02 Arena (London).
The Afrobeats show’ epic line up included several African/African-Caribbean artists including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Yxng Bane who brought Kojo Funds on stage, Mr Eazi, Giggs, Tekno, Not3s and Skepta.
The show emphatically exceeded expectations, elating over 5000 screaming fans.
Wizkid was introduced to the stage by Black British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the main act then closed the concert with an ensemble of hit songs.
TO WATCH CLIPS OF AFROREPUBLIK 2018
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Okwu ID provide a crash course in Igbo history starting with a look at Arochukwu and the Aro Confederacy
So, What exactly is Arochukwu and what was the Aro confederacy?
Arochukwu and the Aro Confederacy
Arochukwu is a town situated in modern-day Abia State, an Igbo state located in south-eastern Nigeria. The town is positioned close to the waters of the bight of Biafra and the country Cameroon.
Arochukwu is an important historic town in Igboland, it is the home of the Aro people, an Igbo subgroup that dominated south-eastern Nigeria throughout the 18th and 19th century.
Continue reading “FACT FILES: Arochukwu + the Aro Confederacy (Igbo History)”
On Episode #5 of Okwu ID discussions, we talk about whether there is inequality amoung the treatment of siblings.