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Yoruba 101 by Genie Games is a language learning app that offers kids the luxury of learning the Yoruba language in a fun and unique way. Learning a new language is not an easy process and the app takes this into consideration by introducing entertaining and exciting features to promote the African culture among kids in Nigeria. Genie Games’ cultural propeller project, was founded in 2012 as an education technology service committed to preserving the African culture among kids. Meet The App In a bid to respond to the feedback provided by users, the app has been upgraded to a more engaging and exciting version “The Legend Edition” which involves users unlocking famed Yoruba Legends until they reach the ultimate level, “legendary” status themselves. The most intriguing feature that greets you when you open the app is the graphic representation of a “tutor” in Yoruba traditional attire who takes you through the learning process. Taking the genius approach to learning Yoruba, users can listen to the audio content of the app which is exclusively in  Yoruba and get familiarized with the language. The written content is in both English and Yoruba which provides users with hints to decipher the Yoruba language. In total, Yoruba 101 contains 10 topics which include alphabets, numbers, sentences, and games. Just by following the meticulous bodily gestures of the tutor, detailed imagery, and audible pronunciations, users can learn the letters of the alphabets and numbers in Yoruba. Learning a new language is no easy task because it requires that one enters uncharted territory and begins assimilating new concepts but with Yoruba 101, the activity is more of an entertaining process to ensure that users have fun while learning. One of the ways in which the app provides entertainment for users is through games; every topic on the app has various sets of games which match with the topic and have performance trackers to monitor ones progress. In summary, Yoruba 101 is the go-to app for kids who want to get more acquainted with their culture and adults who may not have had prior understanding of the Yoruba language. Getting The App Yoruba 101 is available for sale at a price of N592.17 on Google Play store and iTunes. It has a 4.7 rating and decent reviews on Google Play store. It can be downloaded from any of the links below. Download Yoruba 101 for Android Download Yoruba 101 for iOS

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This article was first published on 5th November 2018


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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