Ojúṣe wa ni láti ṣe ètò ìgbéga àti ìdàgbàsókè àṣà, ìṣe àti ìṣẹ̀m̀báyé Yorùbá kí àwọn ọmọ tí a bá bí lọ́la lè máa fi àṣà wa yangàn, kí wọ́n sì máa gbé e lárugẹ ní gbogbo àgbáyé. Àṣà Yorùbá kò ní parun ò. Àṣẹ
In appreciation of the fact that the present can neither have meaning nor assume a pride of place in modern civilisation if it is insulated from its past, we have a duty to protect and preserve both the tangible components of our cultural heritage such as carvings, statues, paintings, monuments, sites and landscapes; as well as the intangible elements including language, oral traditions, literature, customs, dance, festivals, etc.
Intangible aspects of culture sustain the tangible aspects by teaching those valuable ideals as dignity, hope, sense of duty, hard work, faithfulness, accountability, transparency, honour, and other human qualities, through stories, folktales, proverbs, idioms, taboos, and poetry.
With numerous historical artifacts, we have what it takes and are proud of our rich heritage, even as we make efforts to harness our cultural heritage for tourism development
As cultural beings, we are not just taking stock of the past; we are making a purpose-driven inquiry into the values and ideals inherent in our cultural heritage and historical past
Blessed in the spirit of precious cause
Bust from Ilé-Ifẹ̀; 12th-15th century AD, now in Ethnological Museum of Berlin, Germany.
Orí Olókùn (Bronze) from Ilé-Ifẹ̀; 12th-15th century, now in British Museum.
Crown of Onijagbo Obasoro Alowolodu, Ògògà of Ìkẹ́rẹ́; now in Brooklyn Museum, New York
Sculpted by Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Ìsẹ̀ for HRM Ògògà of Ìkẹ́rẹ́, now in Guggenheim Museum, Germany.
Palace door by Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Ìsẹ̀ taken from HRM Ògògà of Ìkẹ́rẹ́, now in British Museum.
Carved by Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Ìsẹ̀, now in Dallas Museum of Arts, USA.
Another masterpiece sculpted by Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Ìsẹ̀.
Yorùbá Gẹ̀lẹ́dẹ́ Mask, now in Detroit Institute of Arts, USA.
We have placed uttermost importance in our heritage
Chief Fọlá Olúdáre Ayọ̀délé, Chairman
Ṣọlá Alábàdán, Secretary General
Ṣọlá Alábàdán, a multi award-winning journalist, is the Managing Editor of NewsPage Media and the Chief Executive Officer of Solax Solar Solutions, a renewable energy company.
He hails from the family of Chief Ọ̀dọlọ́fin of Àfàọ̀, Ìkẹ́rẹ́, Ekiti State.
After graduation, he started his journalism career with a community based newspaper, Alimosho Times, Lagos, in November 1999.
In March 2000, he left Alimosho Times for a national daily, The Punch, as a Reporter and was later promoted to the post of a Correspondent/Columnist in December 2000.
He left The Punch for Nigerian Tribune, also a national daily as a Business Correspondent in June 2002.
He later joined another national daily, Daily Independent as a Senior Correspondent in May 2006.
In 2010, he was promoted to the post of a Deputy Business Editor and later resigned from the organisation as the News Editor in November 2015.
He won the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) as Insurance Reporter of the Year 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
He also won the Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) as the Insurance Reporter of the Year 2008.
Chief Gbóyèga Adéjùmọ̀
Morẹ́nikẹ́ Àdùnní Adéníran
Our language is the most popular medium of preserving and transmitting our cultural heritage, traditional practices and values systems.
The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself, but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next.
Yoruba Cultural Heritage Knowledge and Development Initiative
Yoruba Cultural Heritage Knowledge and Development Initiative is registered with the Corporate Affairs commission to keep up the high spirit of promoting Yoruba cultural heritage and a renaissance of values, ethics and norms
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