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Brazil adopts Yoruba as official language

         The Brazilian government has given Yoruba a pride of place among foreign languages spoken in the country. in an exclusive interview with the Brazilian minister of culture.

Dr Sérgio Sá leitão at the weekend in Brazil that the government has introduced the compulsory study of African History and Yoruba language into the primary and secondary schools curriculum.

The minister spoke at an event where the Institute of African Studies, University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil paraded important dignitaries including Nigerian artists and historians, as well as professors of arts and African studies at a lecture on the importance of Yoruba language in the Brazilian culture and tradition.

According to him, the inclusion of African History and Yoruba Language in the curriculum would help bring the closeness of the African Brazilian people to their roots and thus encourage the understandings of the language among other important languages in Brazil apart from Portuguese which is the official language.
The minister also mentioned the role played by Brazil during the festival of arts and culture, ‘FESTAC 77’, held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977; the constant intercultural programmes between Nigeria and Brazil; the annual carnival of Arts, music and cultural displays featuring prominent African artists and Yoruba writers such as Yinka Shonibare, Adeyinka Olaiya, El Anatsui among many others, including the highly respected Yoruba writer, Professor Wande Abimbola.

Speaking at the event, Peruvian Nobel laureate, Prof. Mário Vargas Llosa also made mention of the African community in Peru where the African Peruvians are settled till date. Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010, is known as one of Latin America’s most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation.

According to Vargas Llosa, Yoruba people and their culture have helped the universe, IFA has proven his existence in the beings of mankind right from the inception and IFA is still very much alive and needs to be recognized even more than it is today.

According to Prof Mário Vargas, the Yoruba language should no longer be approached as an ethnic language but a universal language that is alive in culture and tradition of the Africans and her roots around the universe.

Speaking in Yoruba and Portuguese, Prof Katiuscia Ribeiro of the Institute of African Studies drew attention to the African philosophical practices introducing the constant representation of the Yoruba culture and religion in the Brazilian traditional beliefs.

NewsmakersNG learnt that the Yoruba traditional religion today comes after the Catholic practices as the most improving religious practices in the South American country. Several houses of worships called “ILE ASE” are having the Yoruba culture, tradition and language as official, whenever the cults are declared open for the day. Babalawo, Iyalawo, Omo Awo, and Aborisa are all common Yoruba usages in the practice of the Yoruba religion called Candomblé in Brazil.
A Nigerian carnival artist, painter and illustrator, Adeyinka Olaiya, also expressed the benefits the Yoruba language would bring to the Brazilian culture if fully integrated into the Brazilian educational curriculum.

According to Olaiya, living in Salvador, Brazil, is like living in any of the western states of Nigeria where the Yoruba are predominantly located.

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Apple new iPhone XI leaked news, price and release date

IPhone 11

Apple has launched three new iPhones at identical time annually since 2017.

It’s rumoured to be bobbing up with identical issue this  with “Pro” iPhone models which will succeed the iPhone XS, XS GHB and XR.

Based on all the leaks, reports and rumors, the iPhone xi lineup guarantees a excess of recent choices. the foremost vital rumors target triple rear cameras for what’s being stated because the iPhone xi skilled and iPhone xi professional GHB. The regular iPhone xi have to be compelled to be a replacement for the iPhone XR; that phonephone is foreseen to urge two rear cameras.

The iPhone xi, iPhone xi GHB and iPhone XR a try of are announced around 6pm BST tomorrow at the US-based event.

Apple usually releases its new phones purchasable on the weekday once the launch event, which could be Friday September 20th.

The phones can reportedly have a triple camera system with a 3rd sensing element for ultra-wide angle photos and videos and a 3D rear-facing camera that ought to boost its increased reality capabilities.

Low-light picture taking ought to even be improved and therefore the cameras could have confidence computer science to correct photos and alter the right shot.

Video recording is additionally rumoured to be improved and should associate with new options, like the power to change colors and re-frame and crop a live recording.

Reverse wireless charging is additionally expected.

 

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