About Isedale Wa(Our Heritage, UK)

Isedale Wa(Our Heritage, UK) is an independent, non political and non-profit organisation based in the UK and Nigeria, and dedicated to examining the full range of socio-political, historical and technological factors that influence African culture and heritage across the world.


ISEDALE-WA (OUR HERITAGE)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Celebrate our cultural heritage, values and achievement.
  • Encourage Cultural exchange program among the African youth in the diaspora 
  • Organise African Youth Festival of Arts and Culture
  • Teach African Arts/Culture, drama, drums, dances and foods
  • To promote made in Africa outfits, product and foods
  • Encourage indigenes to invest in the continent
  • Recognising all the heroes/heroines of Africa
  • Recognising the achievement of Africans of the United Kingdom and Diaspora
  • Reposition Nigeria as the real pace setters in Africa
  • Market and Showcase our culture for investors

WE PROMOTE THE AFRICAN CULTURE

The African culture has suffered major setbacks over time as lots of Africans adopt new or foreign dressing, dance, language, religion, food etc. Across the African continent, there is a constant theme that shows the erosion and loss of culture and traditions. There must be a revitalization and restoration of our dying cultures in the African continents and across the diaspora.

We hope to restore the African people to our cultural heritage through social and economic projects. This will ensure that they share the rich culture of Africans through the beauty of arts in human nature; and this subsequently reinforces our belief that ”every human life is precious and of equal value deserving of dignity and pride”


People & Culture

Yoruba people are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa, and the majority of them speak the Yoruba language. The Yoruba constitute approximately 35 percent of Nigeria’s total population, and around 40 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa.

While the majority of the Yoruba live in western Nigeria, there are also substantial indigenous Yoruba communities in Benin, Ghana, Togo and the Caribbean.

A significant percentage of Africans enslaved during the TransAtlantic Slave Trade in the Americas managed to maintain the Yoruba spiritual religion known as Aborisha.

Indeed, the initiation and practice of Aborisha spiritual religion offers a route to all people of African descent, who were victims of slave trade in the Americas or the Caribbean, to make claim to Yoruba heritage.

The Yorubas are the main ethnic group in the states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo, which are subdivisions of Nigeria; they also constitute a sizable proportion of Kwara and Kogi States as well as Edo State.