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The Ministry of Culture announced that Yoruba will now become an official language in Brazil in addition to the Official Language which is Portuguese. Speaking at the University.

The Minister of Culture said that majority of west Africans taken during the slave trade ended up in Brazil. 

The Minister highlighted the role played by Brazil during the festival of arts and culture, ‘FESTAC 77’, held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977; the constant intercultural programmes between Nigeria and Brazil.

The annual carnival of arts, music and cultural displays featuring prominent African artists and Yoruba writers such as Yinka Shonibare, Adeyinka Olaiya, El Anatsui among many others, including the highly respected Yoruba writer, Professor Wande Abimbola.

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