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Ayekoo Afrique: Who are we?

Ayekoo Afrique was created with the primary interest of making the learning of African languages an easy task to people such as Africans in the Diaspora, African Americans who although living outside the African continent share a connection with us by reason of ancestry, culture, and relationships. Not to forget people from elsewhere across the globe who have the desire to move to Africa.

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Our Story

Ayekoo Afrique was founded by two West Africans, and a North African.

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Reynell O.

Founder
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Ore Adesina

Co-founder
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Yassine Atid

Co-founder

We were inspired by the diaspora.

We were both virtually surrounded by a group of lovely African-American women who were fascinated and very much interested in understanding diverse African lifestyles, and our languages. Some of them were married to African men, and others just felt a special connection to the motherland as the home of their Ancestors.

Due to the bond we had formed with them, as well as being online tutors ourselves, we randomly and sparingly educated a few of them about our languages to the best of our ability on a personal level. But as West Africa is extremely diverse in terms of ethnicities (there are over 500 of them), we didn’t know all the cultures/languages on our own. So we were inspired to think of a way to serve our community of African Americans.

Just like any typical African, we were excited that people were interested in learning about our culture. Our biggest motivation was their interest in learning our languages. 

Ayekoo Afrique - The Virtual Bridge across the Atlantic Ocean.

So we built a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and named it Ayekoo Afrique (Ayekoo is a Ga word that means well-done). We built the bridge for people of African descent to crossover virtually to the African continent in order to learn an African language of their choice with a native speaker, via one-on-one conversational lessons that aim to help them gain confidence, cultural exposure, and fluency in the language they are interested in.

We started out in October 2020, with two languages and gradually expanded to six, namely: Ga (Ghana), Yoruba (Nigeria), Twi (Ghana), Darija (Morocco), Hausa, and Ibibio (Nigeria).

We, along with our amazing team, have built an online presence on major social media platforms and media outlets through contents posted on our Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook pages. As well as podcasts episodes where we discuss a range of topics regarding African lifestyle and languages. We also expand on fascinating topics on our website’s blog 

Ayekoo Afrique’s success is due to the collective effort and dedication from our management team and awesome tutors.


Our mission

We have since extended and continue extending this bridge to all Africans in the diaspora through the languages we offer. For example, Yoruba:

  •  To Families of Yoruba speaking Nigerians in the Diaspora.

  •  To Foreign descendants of ancestors who were of Yoruba heritage.
 

We aim to reduce the gap between the continent of Africa and those in the diaspora as we continue to expand to more languages. By so doing, we connect you with interesting tutors who are native speakers of the language you choose to learn.

In addition, we want to make the idea of learning African languages as desirable as learning German, Spanish, etc.

So welcome to Ayekoo Afrique. Now you know us, and we desire to know you as well. Choose a language to get started.