About Us

Culture Tree Ltd. is a UK registered company founded in January 2015.

Our mission is to preserve and promote African languages and engage Africans in the diaspora culturally in a fun and entertaining way.

As a start, we aim to teach Nigerians in the diaspora the three main languages (Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo) so that they can not only understand the languages but also speak it proficiently.

We plan to expand and introduce other African languages in the near future.

We also aim to encourage the cultural activities of African communities in the UK.

On this website and our YouTube channel (CultureTreeTV) children and adults can access animated African nursery rhymes, African folktales and other resources. You can also find out more about CultureTree Centre, our cultural and recreational centre preserving and promoting African languages, arts and culture.

We produce children’s programmes which is distributed across TV channels in the UK and Africa.

We are also active on social media and have built a growing number of followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Gbemisola Isimi

(FOUNDER)

As a mother of two young girls, it has always been my desire to pass on my language and culture to my children but it soon became obvious that there was a dearth of educational materials aimed at teaching children Nigerian languages.  This inspired me to do something about it myself. As well as speaking Yoruba to my 1st daughter who was one at the time, I also translated her favourite nursery rhymes into Yoruba and taught them to her. A lot of my friends started asking me to teach their kids songs in Yoruba so I thought “why not make this available to everyone”. That was how CultureTree got started.

I hope you find our resources helpful and wish you all the best in raising your child/children to appreciate our African culture, language and heritage.