Alaafin Tasks Yoruba Authors on Promotion of Indigenous Language,Culture

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola flanked by the author Mr Sayo Alagbe and others unveiling the books

His Imperial Majesty ,Oba Lamidi Olayiwola, Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo has called for consistent effort by Nigerian authors, custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition and other stakeholders in preventing  Yoruba culture , language from going into extinction

Oba Olayiwola  said this on Tuesday  in Ogbomoso at the launching of two books entitled  Timo Toye and Six Hundred Yoruba Proverbs  written by  Mr Sayo Alagbe

The monarch who decries the overwhelming dominance of foreign tradition over the local ones said insisted that with concerted effort of people with genuine intention for promotion of language and culture Yoruba will not go the way of others.

Alaafin  maintained that “ Yoruba has the best language , tradition, and culture in the world, our greetings,  food, wears, the way we relate are too good to loose,   the younger generation should be exposed to those things that makes us unique as a tribe and that is the only way we can sustain it

“Mr Sayo Alagbe is one of the good author and his works are good for both academic and pleasure reading , he has authored some books which I was part of and I can confidently say  he is one of our pride in Yorubaland”

“ I want to recommend the two books and others for the government to procure for schools for learning  and individuals who want to learn more on reading, writing and understanding Yoruba  proverbs, and others “

Also, Juju Maestro, King Sunny Ade in  short remark said “ Yoruba proverbs, songs and written in the books will enhance  knowledge aqcuisition and  understanding of Yoruba language

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He also commended  Mr Alagbe for his consisted effort in promoting Yoruba culture and tradition through writing

The Author, Mr Alagbe said his concerned for the growth and advancement of Yoruba land, language, customs and tradition buoyed his passion for writing Yoruba books

Alagbe a trained journalists  maintained that “ I am concerned about the declining status of Yoruba  language, many of people cannot read nor speak Yoruba  effectively and I believe books like mine and others would help them in reading and learning Yoruba”






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