Culture on display at the Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas

The artistic historical tour of the Yoruba heritage during my visit to the Yoruba cultural center was as intriguing as the narrative, given by the curator, Dr. Oladele Olusanya. The Yoruba Cultural Center aims to highlight the culture of the Yoruba people through education and community service. The center provides drum, dance and theater classes, displays Yoruba arts, while serving as a museum, and teaches Yoruba language to interested persons.

Dr. Oladele Olusanya and Otunba Deji Osibogun
Dr. Oladele Olusanya and Otunba Deji Osibogun

Yorubas represent the most vibrant and successful ethnic group to come out of Africa since the early 1900’s. Enterprising and intelligent, they dominated the early political and public life of Nigeria on its founding as a nation after the amalgamation by the British in 1914 and Independence in 1960. Yoruba language and culture are well known all over the world.

Art works on display at the Yoruba Cultural Center
Dr. Olusanya autographs his books and presents to Otunba Osibogun

A notable Nigerian cultural ambassador, Otunba Deji Osibogun, visited the center and was thrilled at the efforts the center has made to project the rich Yoruba heritage.

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Tosan Aduayi writes and photographs from Mansfield, Texas – 8175382145

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