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In our #WisdomWednesdays series we share Yorùbá òwe or proverbs from Prof. Oyekan Owomoyela’s Yoruba Proverbs. Some of the òwe can be read here.

As you know our mission is to encourage creative expansion. One way to choose to do that is through the expression of African thoughts in an African way. We show each òwe in both N’Ko script and in the latin script. Below we offer our interpretation. Share yours with us on instagram or email us!

Today’s proverb:

Da bi mo la ti da laye nfe
Become as I am is what the world wants

Misery loves company right? We’re miserable and our main problem is that we’ve lost control of many of the patterns that belong to us, that determine our #Afɛɛfɛɛde, or aesthetic. So in creating the patterns that distinguish the proverbs, that fill our collections, we are #Becoming a solution and you #Become the equal sign for the equation. Advancing the #Afrikan#Afɛɛfɛɛde begins now, Become-As-I-Am is what wants. What does your world want?