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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria And Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola Dance to the Music of the Ekemini Troupe at the Opening from Akwa-Ibom State at the Opening Session of the First Global Conference of Black Nationalities

Former Presisent Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola...

 First Global Conference of Black  Nationalities Former Presisent Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Mrs. Tonya Richardson, Communications officer and administration Liaison officer to Sister Cities - Wilmington...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Mrs. Tonya Richardson, Communications officer and administration Liaison officer to Sister Cities - Wilmington

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Mayor Michael S. Purzycki of Wilmington opening speech...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Mayor Michael S. Purzycki of Wilmington opening speech

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Chief Jimoh Buraimoh and a delegate being welcomed by the Mayor of Wilmington...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Chief Jimoh Buraimoh and a delegate being welcomed by the Mayor of Wilmington

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

The Mayor of Wilmington, Mr Michael S. Purzycki welcoming Chief Oyelami at the opening of the exhibition...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts The Mayor of Wilmington, Mr Michael S. Purzycki welcoming Chief Oyelami at the opening of the exhibition

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Chief Omowale Walker the new Board president of Osogbo-Wilmington sister city...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Chief Omowale Walker the new Board president of Osogbo-Wilmington sister city

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

The outgoing Board President of Osogbo-Wilmington Sister City, Mr. Dennis Cheer...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts The outgoing Board President of Osogbo-Wilmington Sister City Dennis Cheer

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Osogbo-Wilmington Sister City delegates, the two exhibiting artists Chiefs Muraina Oyelami and Jimoh Buraimo, Chief Stanley Straughter representing CBCIU USA and others. ...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Osogbo-Wilmington Sister City delegates

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

One of the Works by Chief JimohBuraimo at Wilmington exhibition ...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts One of the Works by Chief JimohBuraimo at Wilmington exhibition

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Works by Chief Muraina Oyelami at Wilmington exhibition ...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Works by Chief Muraina Oyelami at Wilmington exhibition

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo, Nigeria

Performance at the opening of Osogbo Art exhibition sponsored by CBCIU Osogbo at Wilmington, USA ...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Performance at the opening of Osogbo

50TH CELEBRATION OF OSOGBO ARTS

Osogbo has been known for her role in the sustainance and promotion of artistic...

Celebration of Osogbo Arts Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art

Lunching of journal

With the recent achievements of the Centre for Black Culture ...

Lunching of journal Lunching of journal

Religious Identity and Inter-Faith Relations

One of the cardinal objectives of CBCIU is to...

Religious Identity and Inter-Faith Relations Religious Identity and Inter-Faith Relations

Presentation of Orisa Dance of Yoruba Land

CBCIU is aware of the level of extinction ...

Presentation of Orisa Dance of Yoruba Land Presentation of Orisa Dance of Yoruba Land

Celebrating UNESCO at 70

Celebrations of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO...

Celebrating UNESCO at 70 Celebrating UNESCO at 70

Our Culture, Our Heritage

The maiden cultural dance 

Our Culture, Our Heritage Our Culture, Our Heritage

Cultural Diversity

Our greatness is in the diversity of our culture...

Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity

Masquerades on Display

Masquerades on display during a cultural festival...

Masquerades on Display Masquerades on Display

Artistic Display

Our greatness is in the diversity of our culture...

Artistic Display Artistic Display

Foundation Governing Board

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola with members of the Foundation Governing Board in 2009...

Foundation Governing Board Foundation Governing Board

Welcome cbciu building

The Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU), Osogbo, was set up in 2009, with the administrative building officially commissioned on January 7, by Koichuro Matsuura, the then Director-General of UNESCO Read More...

RECENT EVENTS

CBCIU Participated at The 2017 OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL

CBCIU Participated at The recently concluded 2017 OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL

The Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding Participated at the 2017 OSUN OSOGBO Festival .... Read more
Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo,Nigeria

Preview of Exhibition of Fine Art from The City of Wilmington’s Sister City Osogbo,Nigeria

This exhibition of fine art from Osogbo, Nigeria, which took place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Louis L. Reading City/County Building Lobby 800 North French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 USA, was made possible, in part, by the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding .... Read more

PAST EVENTS

launching of orisa dances journal and art exhibition, Cbciu Osogbo

Launching of Orisa Dances, Journal of CBCIU and Art Exhibition

With the recent achievements of the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding in Presentation of Orisa Dances and Journal of CBCIU,which have encouraged us to organise these.... Read more
Religious Identity And Inter-Faith Relations In South-West Nigeria, Cbciu Osogbo

Religious Identity And Inter-Faith Relations In South-West Nigeria, Cbciu Osogbo

One of the cardinal objectives of CBCIU is to “give greater recognition to cultural diversity and to intellectual dialogue... Read more
Presentation of Orisa Dance of Yoruba Land

Presentation of Orisa Dance of Yoruba Land

The Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU) is aware of the level of extinction of many aspects of our culture especially the traditional religion... Read more
Global Conference of Black Nationalties

Global Conference of Black Nationalties

In line with UNESCO’s belief in and sponsorship of intellectual exchange and dialogue among... Read more
Conference on poetry and performance in the indigenous language

Conference on poetry and performance in the indigenous language

The Theme of the conference was: Poetry Performance in Nigeria. It was held 12th to 15th Dec... Read more
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Board of Trustees

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Chairman, Board of Trustees...
Emeritus Prof. Michael Omolewa (OON)

Emeritus Prof. Michael Omolewa (OON)

Member, Board of Trustees...
Prof. Peter Okebukola (OON)

Prof. Peter Okebukola (OON)

Member, Board of Trustees...
Mr. Femi Adelegan

Mr. Femi Adelegan

Secretary, Board of Trustees...
Chief Jimoh Buraimoh

Chief Jimoh Buraimoh

Member, Board of Trustees...
Chief Muraina Oyelami

Chief Muraina Oyelami

Member, Board of Trustees...
Mr. Augustus Babajide Ajibola

Mr. Augustus Babajide Ajibola

Member, Board of Trustees...
Mr. Ayanwale Olayanju

Mr. Ayanwale Olayanju

Member, Board of Trustees...
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Our Partners

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

Parakou University,  Republic of Benin

Parakou University, Republic of Benin

International African institute, University of London

International African institute, University of London

Osun State University

Osun State University

Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University

Constituency for Africa

Constituency for Africa

The African Union

The African Union

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Latest News

HOLDING SOON!!!

Conference of Globalization

The Conference of Globalization

Theme: Globalization and its effects: Charting a true course for the development of the black race... Holding Soon

HOLDING SOON!!!

Promotion of arts and culture

Travelling Exhibition Themed : "50 Years of Osogbo School of Arts:

CBCIU is getting set to host the exhibitions at the following venues... Holding Soon
The Second Global Conference of Black Nationalties

Twins Seven-Seven shines six years after death

The 50th anniversary of the Osogbo Art Movement highlights the strenghts of its artists, writes AKEEM LASIS
The Second Global Conference of Black Nationalties

When Oshogboo Artist Dazzled in Abuja

When Oshogboo Artist Dazzled in Abuja
Ulli Beier Celebration

Ulli Beier Celebration

We are celebrating Ulli Beier, who died... 23 July 2015
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Our Mission, Goals & Strategies

  • Our Mission

    the world is in our hands1To elevate Black culture by focusing on its recovery, preservation, promotion, and utilization of its enduring ways of being for the purposes of holistic development, appreciation, and international understanding.

  • Our Goals

    our goals 2

    To retrieve, curate, and sustain historic cultural assets.

    To foster cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement for global harmony.

  • Our Strategies

    strategy

    ♦ Education and Research

    ♦ Collaboration and networking

    ♦ Acquisition of adequate resources

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