Adesina Adewole is the Chief Executive Officer of YorubaConnect, a platform that has been clamouring for the revival of Yoruba cultural values. In this interview with OLAKUNLE TAIWO, he speaks about what has kept his dream going and the next project of the organisation. Excerpts:
How has it been as the Chief Executive of YorubaConnect?
Seriously, it has not been easy. As my father ones told me when I was in school, “for someone to lead 20 youths successfully, he can lead a nation”. He believed that youths are difficult to lead because of their exuberance. Indeed, it has been challenging, but I thank God for being my strength.
You are the CEO of YorubaConnect. What does your organisation do?
The idea is to propagate the Yoruba culture. It is unfortunate that the Western culture has forsaken the Nigerian culture, which has made it possible to have influence on our thinking and behaviour. The beauty of people living together is to remain original. If you look at the way some people greet the elderly, you will notice that they bend instead of prostrating. Some people don’t actually speak more of Yoruba again; rather English Language has overshadowed the totality of our beautiful language. It is unfortunate that I am a victim.
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