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Laois Africa Day 2021 – Cllr Yemi Adenuga

Meet Cllr Yemi Adenuga. Yemi is Ireland’s first ever elected Black Female public representative and Meath County Council’s first migrant councillor. She ran in the local elections of May 2019 and was elected, representing Navan Municipal District. Yemi and her family ‘The Adenugas’ are the first migrant family to feature […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Temilade Familugal

Meet Temilade, who is reading a traditional African story called Iresi Wa Nile, which translates as “There is rice at home”. Demi and Seyi go to the market with their mum to buy groceries.  On their way home they pass some food stall and ask their mum if they can […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Traditional African Dance

Meet Thandy, who is performing a traditional African dance. Traditional African Dance is a style of dance and movements that are performed in Africa. The dances represent many different things, such as feelings, opinions, everyday activities, and cultural aspects of Africa. Each style and performance tells a story, and dancing […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Storytime with Jennifer and Joanne

Storytime with Jennifer and Joanne. This year’s story is called the “Kings magic Drum”. The King‘s Magic Drum is an Nigerian Folktale. Efriam Duke was an ancient king of Calabar. He was a peaceful man, and did not like war. He had a wonderful drum, the property of which, when it was beaten, was always […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Caesar

Meet Caesar, who tells us the store by Wangarĩ Maatha called “A Tiny Seed”. Did you know that Wangarĩ Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Laois Africa Day 2021 is brought to you by Laois County […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – LABRAS

Meet Cassia from LABRAS (Laois Brazilian Support Association). Cassie will chat about the influence of African culture in Brazil. Did you know that over 80% of the population of Salvador, Bahia is from an African background. Salvador is the 4th largest city in Brazil with a population of 2.9 million. […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – How to tie an African head scart.

Meet Bukola, who is demonstrating how to tie a traditional African head scarf. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Headwraps were originally worn by women during the early 1700s and often showed their age, marital status and prosperity. Many queens from various areas wore traditional headwear, with extravagant and rich fabrics woven with […]

Laois Africa Day 2021

Meet Garda Annie Holland, Community Policing Unit Portlaoise and Bolaji Adeyanju, Laois African Support Group. Laois Africa Support Group is an Irish non-governmental and voluntary organisation in Laois. The groups aim to involve Africans and other minority groups to become active participant in the local community through various programmes and […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Flag

Janelle joins us again today to tell us about some of the flags of Africa. Africa is a continent, not a country, so it does not have its own flag. There are 54 independent sovereign countries in Africa as well as the international organization called African Union within the African continent has […]

Laois Africa Day 2021

Meet Rotimi, Ireland’s Black Mayor. In 2004, Rotimi was elected as a town councillor in Laois County Council local elections. In June 2007 he was elected as mayor of Portlaoise Town Council. In the 2009 local elections Rotimi was re-elected to the town council and also to Laois County Council for the Portlaoise electoral area Laois […]

Laois Africa Day – “Hello, my name is …” in Igbo

Meet Jenelle. Jenelle is 9 and enjoys art, acting, history, gymnastics and swimming. On this video you will learn how to say “Hello, my name is ….” In Igbo. Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of eastern Nigeria. Igbo is one of the largest […]

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