What we do
Yoruba Elite Club Munich e.V (YEC) was founded on the 20th day of August, 2016 by a group of Yoruba patriots who convened at Olympia Einkauf zentrum, Munich, Bayern, Germany.
The group was presented with various submissions massively pointing to a deteriorating Yoruba culture both home and abroad, The Non-Profit Organization (NG)), Yoruba Elite Club (YEC) was then adopted to leverage various solutions as issues of Tradition, Culture, Heritage and empowerment of the yoruba people were discussed.
Members of the NGO are descendants of the Yoruba tribe mostly from the South western geo-political zone of Nigeria , YEC organizes under the German Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purpose.
In December 2017, YORUBA ELITE UNITY ORGANIZATION was created in Lagos, Nigeria as a branch of the Yoruba Elite Club Munich e.V (YEC),
Yoruba Elite Club Munich e.V basically comprises of Nigerians in the diaspora especially in the united kingdom and other European countries, who are so proud to exhibit their cultural heritage and promote it.
We derive motivation from the fact that our culture (the Yoruba culture) is one of the greatest cultures on earth, The Yoruba are one of the largest African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. They are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and culture. Within Nigeria, the Yoruba dominate the western part of the country. Yoruba mythology holds that all Yoruba people descended from a hero called Odua or Oduduwa. Today there are over fifty individuals who claim kingship as descendants of Odua.
During the four centuries of the slave trade, Yoruba territory was known as the Slave Coast. Uncounted numbers of Yoruba were carried to the Americas. Their descendants preserved Yoruba traditions. In several parts of the Caribbean and South America, Yoruba religion has been combined with Christianity. In 1893, the Yoruba kingdoms in Nigeria became part of the Protectorate of Great Britain. Until 1960 Nigeria was a British colony and the Yoruba were British subjects. On October 1, 1960, Nigeria became an independent nation structured as a federation of states.
YEC has grown as a family from the initial 6 families that attended the first meeting in August 2016 to over 10 families active members up to date.
Our Aims and Objectives
- To cherish, uphold and project the honor, dignity of Yoruba culture, language and tradition worldwide.
- To serve as an umbrella organization to other Yoruba organizations.
- To encourage and deliberate on issues paramount to the Yoruba people.
- To preserve the organization as a non-partisan and non-religious organization.
- To actively foster the economic empowerment of the Yoruba people.
- To undertake specific projects beneficial to the Yoruba people and aimed at enhancing and the development.
- To work with other organizations inside and outside Africa to promote peace, stability, justice and unity while working actively for the promotion of Yoruba interests.
- To engage in activities worldwide, that promotes and ensures social justice, equity, meaningful opportunities and interests of Yoruba
- To work diligently to bridge the information gap between the Yoruba and the world.
- To ensure the advancement of Yoruba traditional institutions.
Yoruba Elite Club (YEC)
We aim to uphold, cherish and promote the yoruba cultural heritage
To have an impact on the educational needs of yoruba youths worldwide
To ensure the advancement of Yoruba traditional institutions
To start specific projects beneficial to yoruba and aimed at development
To activily foster the economic empowerment of the yoruba states
To bridge the information gap between the yoruba people & the world.
To preserve the organization as a non partisan non religious organization
To encourage and deliberate on issues paramount to the yoruba people
Promote Peace,Unity & Stability
To promote peace,stability,justice and unity.