By: Aduwo Ayodele
A literary group, Àtélewó Cultural Initiative, founded in 2017 as a response to the myriads of challenges and threats facing Yorùbá culture and language, will on Saturday, March 25, 2023, commemorate her annual International Mother Language Day Celebration.
The ceremony themed ” Èdè l’Okò Àsà” is aimed at promoting and preserving indigenous languages.
Scheduled to hold at BNI Centre, U&I Building, Opposite Idia Hall, University of Ibadan, by 10 am, some important features at the event include presenting Àtẹ́lẹwọ́ Prize for Literature 2023 awards to deserving recipient(s), and casting Ògbóǹtarìgì, a premiere documentary about Pa Gabriel Ọmọ́táyo Oníbọnòjé.
Stating that admission into the event is free, interested participants are required to register bit.ly/ATELEWOIMLD ahead of the event, which has been “dedicated to the reviving and repositioning of the Yorùbá culture, while also providing a platform to stoke interest towards the dynamics of the Yorubá culture.”