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Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Holysuck(m): 4:51pm On May 24, 2019
am a 1oo level yoruba student in oau, i discover people underrate and ridicule the course a lot. pls what are the employment opportunities for graduates having B.A IN YORUBA

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Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Holysuck(m): 4:53pm On May 24, 2019
Holysuck:
am a 1oo level yoruba student in oau, i discover people underrate and ridicule the course a lot. pls what are the employment opportunities for graduates having B.A IN YORUBA
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Acidosis(m): 5:07pm On May 24, 2019
You can work as a translator for Google, BBC, and other smaller conglomerates (publishers, media houses - including prints, radio and television e.g. Africa Magic). With a B.A degree in Yoruba, you can also teach the language at any level.

Overall, the most important question you should ask yourself is "Do I love and enjoy this course/programme?" If you answer Yes to that, then give less attention to what others think.

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Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by champeeon(m): 10:07pm On May 24, 2019
Like the person the comment before me said, do you love the course? This is what will matter the most at the end of the day.

Since you are still in 100 level, you may not know some opportunities that are available to you just yet. (Also, opportunity is not limited to what you study in school. You must stay woke and always look around.)

I applied for biochemistry because I thought it was a cool course. At least the name sounded cool. But I was admitted to study fisheries and aquaculture. You need to see how my siblings laughed me to scorn. They said things like I will be going to the river to fish. I just can't imagine spending 5 years in school just to do that.
I didn't love the course at first and I was ashamed to tell people that's what I studies in school.

This continued until our first orientation. Our HOD then promised us that he will make sure we do our industrial training outside Nigeria for 1 year. We were stupid to believe the man was saying the truth because he said he did it at another school. This was the first thing that gave me confidence to start telling people I'm in the university to study "fish" for 5 years.

My real love for what I was doing started in my 3rd year and peaked during the 4th year. I now love what I'm doing and it gave me the zeal to always participate in whatever we were doing in class and outside class. I was sure of the theory they teach in class but at the same time my love for the course make me look for people doing the practical. It later paid off.

You just need little thing to hold on unto and believe so that you can develop interest from the course. From there you next job will be to start looking out for people who are successful in your field. What did they know? Connect with people from other places.

But if you still find yourself struggling with the course then it's not worth 'wasting' 4 years of your life for. I used the word wasting because it won't do you more good. You will end up like most people who say school is a scam.

I love teaching and that is what I'm trying to do since I've finished school. Your own may be similar. You may later love the course and decide you want to be a teacher too. And finally, don't follow the rubbish I'm typing since. The best advice I can give you is to follow your heart and passion.
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Nobody: 11:28pm On May 24, 2019
Wheres lalasticlala sef undecided
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Timmypromise(m): 11:43pm On May 24, 2019
Try as much as possible to be a lecturer or assistance.....,.or teach in government school
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Africaman: 12:29am On Mar 03, 2020
Holysuck:
am a 1oo level yoruba student in oau, i discover people underrate and ridicule the course a lot. pls what are the employment opportunities for graduates having B.A IN YORUBA

Hello,

i) First of all, you may be able to find work as a journalist with Yoruba langauge newspapers and magazine publishers like "Alaroye" weekly newspaper and "Alaroye" monthly magazine, published by World Information Agents. There is also "Iroyin Owuro" newspaper.
Try and contact them and see if they will allow you to do some Industrial Attachment with them during your vacations. You might consider being a reporter or column writer e.t.c. Just to find out how the Yoruba newspaper industry works.

ii) You could become a professional translator, doing Yoruba translations for organisations, companies or even the governmental agencies.

iii) You might also be able to find work doing "voice over" for advertisments and announcements.

iv) You could try subtitling Yollywood films into English language. You would need training in subtitling technology.

v) Also try Script writing for Yollywood films.

vi) Consider being a Yoruba language radio presenter/commentator, whether doing political analyses or sports, or be a generalist. I haven't seen any Yoruba language boxing commentators/analysts, so you could be a pioneer in that. You could try motor sport, basketball, golf, e.t.c. There are many Yoruba language radio stations all over the Yoruba states(Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, 12 lgas of Kwara and 6 lgas in Kogi).

vii) You could also consider doing the above for the televison industry.

viii) You could try being a Yoruba Studies teacher in a primary/secondary school or a Yoruba Studies lecturer in a College of Education/Polytechnic/University. There are many people around the world who would like to learn the language, so you might be able to offer online Yoruba lessons.

ix) You could become a diplomat, working as a cultural attache in a Nigerian embasssy abroad. A few years ago, the Nigerian embassy in Benin Republic gave the Beninese some Yoruba books to help them teach the Benin Republic Yoruba. The Yorubas are roughly 18% of the Benin Republic population and can be found mainly in the eastern and central parts of the country. You would also have to speak French to work in Benin Republic I think.

The same happened with the Nigerian Embassy in Brazil, where there descendants of Yoruba slaves in Bahia state, northeast Brazil. The Nigerian embassy supplied some Yoruba teachers to help teach the Yoruba descendants of slavery. I believe you would also need to speak Brazilian Portuguese to work there.

As you can see from my brief write-up, you have quite a few options with the Yoruba language as a Career path, so forget about those who underate and ridicule your course.

Be encouraged, it is a worthwhile course to study.

All the best

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Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Konquest: 4:24pm On Mar 11, 2020
@Africaman

I've read the detailed email that you sent to me today.
It can be very distressing to get banned from the culture
thread or any other thread on NL by the so-called spambots.

You did the right thing by saving your original post before
emailing it to me.


I just discovered or have a hunch that it is when several
videos are attached to a post and then you try to re-edit
that post after sending the message the first time that
the NL spambot kicks in.



The email was very detailed and I learned some more
about the James Brown and Orlando Julius-Ekemode
relationship from you.

You are indeed right about Fela Kuti's music being
an eclectic mix of sounds from different genres fused
together to form his Afrobeat sound... especially from the
Koola Lobito era to Egypt 80, etc.

Thanks for the prayers as well and hope to get more
interactions with you as the months go by.

Thanks again for the detailed response.


^^^^
^^^^
"Titilayo Oyinbo & Kayode Oyinbo At Buka - New York"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNalAJOrl28&gl=NG [7:04]
Aug 13, 2011 - Uploaded by SaharaTV
Titilayo Oyinbo and Kayode visited New York to experience
Nigerian food again. Both of them were in Nigeria for 9 months
learning Yoruba language. Hear them converse fluently in Yoruba.
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Holysuck(m): 9:51am On Apr 01, 2020
Africaman:


Hello,

i) First of all, you may be able to find work as a journalist with Yoruba langauge newspapers and magazine publishers like "Alaroye" weekly newspaper and "Alaroye" monthly magazine, published by World Information Agents. There is also "Iroyin Owuro" newspaper.
Try and contact them and see if they will allow you to do some Industrial Attachment with them during your vacations. You might consider being a reporter or column writer e.t.c. Just to find out how the Yoruba newspaper industry works.

ii) You could become a professional translator, doing Yoruba translations for organisations, companies or even the governmental agencies.

iii) You might also be able to find work doing "voice over" for advertisments and announcements.

iv) You could try subtitling Yollywood films into English language. You would need training in subtitling technology.

v) Also try Script writing for Yollywood films.

vi) Consider being a Yoruba language radio presenter/commentator, whether doing political analyses or sports, or be a generalist. I haven't seen any Yoruba language boxing commentators/analysts, so you could be a pioneer in that. You could try motor sport, basketball, golf, e.t.c. There are many Yoruba language radio stations all over the Yoruba states(Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, 12 lgas of Kwara and 6 lgas in Kogi).

vii) You could also consider doing the above for the televison industry.

viii) You could try being a Yoruba Studies teacher in a primary/secondary school or a Yoruba Studies lecturer in a College of Education/Polytechnic/University. There are many people around the world who would like to learn the language, so you might be able to offer online Yoruba lessons.

ix) You could become a diplomat, working as a cultural attache in a Nigerian embasssy abroad. A few years ago, the Nigerian embassy in Benin Republic gave the Beninese some Yoruba books to help them teach the Benin Republic Yoruba. The Yorubas are roughly 18% of the Benin Republic population and can be found mainly in the eastern and central parts of the country. You would also have to speak French to work in Benin Republic I think.

The same happened with the Nigerian Embassy in Brazil, where there descendants of Yoruba slaves in Bahia state, northeast Brazil. The Nigerian embassy supplied some Yoruba teachers to help teach the Yoruba descendants of slavery. I believe you would also need to speak Brazilian Portuguese to work there.

As you can see from my brief write-up, you have quite a few options with the Yoruba language as a Career path, so forget about those who underate and ridicule your course.

Be encouraged, it is a worthwhile course to study.

All the best
Thank you very much sir, u really made my day. God will give ear to ur heart desires ijn. Am really grateful sir

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Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Africaman: 1:58pm On Jul 16, 2021
Holysuck:

Thank you very much sir, u really made my day. God will give ear to ur heart desires ijn. Am really grateful sir
It was my pleasure. God Bless you and your Studies, IJN, Amen.
Re: Nairalanders! Pls I Need Encouragement by Adekunle813: 2:12pm On Jul 16, 2021
Goodluck OP, you soon come here to modify or post a post concerning your breakthrough

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