Mr Wale Adeoba popularly known as Mr. Packaging has launched a new citadel of learning called Ogo Yoruba Academy which is an independent indigenous institution set up to teach Yorùbá language at all learning levels from elementary to the proficiency in Lagos, Nigeria.
The new unique academy which is a brain child of Wale Adeoba has a physical school and online platform for learning to foster the growth and development of Yorùbá language, arts, and culture, through collaboration with scholars, politicians, traditional leaders, businessmen, governance 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).
It was incorporated in September, 2022 as a Limited Liability Company called Ogo Yoruba Academy For Yoruba Language Nigeria Limited.
He disclosed at the school unveiling that the academy is very committed to encouraging and funding mentorship and systematic reflections on the history, culture, heritage, and future of the Yorùbá in the context of Nigeria and in a globalizing world, towards helping to create and sustain freedom of thought, and providing a platform for effective linkage between research, human development and as a welcoming ground for Afro-Americans, Brazilians and especially those of Yoruba descents.
Mr. Adeoba appealed to the Nigerian parents whether Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba that it is imperative to learn the world class language Yoruba as an added advantage.
He said 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 would find this project and vision worthy to key into and support as a veritable stakeholder and big player in promoting the Yoruba race all over