#MyWestminster Day

In the midst of sadness let us be joyful, in the midst of division let us show unity, in the midst of hate let us show love. In doing so, we are heaping burning coals on the heads of the enemy! It is an honour for CultureTree to be part of…

Introducing CultureTree Play Club

We are excited to announce that our interactive Yoruba parent and toddler playgroup, CultureTree Play Club, will begin from Saturday 10th June till Saturday 12th August 2017. It will take place every Saturday from 10:30am - 11:30am at Surrey…

Being British Nigerian and teaching your kids Yoruba

A while ago, I posted a video of me having a chat with my friend from Gambia who speaks 6 languages and is raising her children to be bilingual in Fula and English. You can watch the video here. Recently, I met up with Vlogger Bibiana Yetty.…

Amikumu: Hang out with friends

I recently granted an interview to She.Leads.Africa. One of the questions they asked me was 'Some people are looking to learn their mother tongue as adults, what advice would you give them?'  This was my response: "I would say the best thing…

Guest Post: Ikini ni ile Yoruba (Greetings in Yoruba land)

Good Evening my Beautiful Mamas and Papas. Kudos forever to our Yoruba Mums for their undying love to us all. There's a saying in Yoruba that "Orisha bi Iya ko si" meaning "There's no Deity like a Mother". Greetings is the topic on my mind…

Ṣòkòtò Tips: DIY Hair conditioner

We Yoruba people have a saying, 'ohun ti a nwà lo Sókótó o wa lapo Ṣòkòtò'. This means what you are looking for by travelling thousands of miles to the State (Sókótó) is actually in your trousers (Ṣòkòtò). I remember growing…

My top five tips for teaching your children Yoruba

My daughters are 3 and 1 years old. As a Mum living in London, it hasn't been easy trying to raise them to be fluent in Yoruba because of the lack of educational materials and constant exposure, but I can offer some tips that has been helpful…

Do you really KnowThatNanny?

We recently came across a website called KnowThatNanny and were so impressed with the concept that we decided it was worth sharing with everyone. KnowThatNanny is an online platform currently aimed at the Nigerian market where employers can…

Advice from a Gambian Mum

Some mums in the YorubaMums Facebook group have joined me in a challenge where we speak, or better yet, try to speak ONLY Yoruba to our children. No English, just Yoruba! The challenge started about 2 weeks ago and it has been hard. From…

E wa jeun - Come and Eat

Showing good hospitality towards our visitors and also (especially) strangers is a Yoruba man/woman's hallmark.