For if we are not fully conscious of what we were, hardly can we really understand who we are now and how we can have a clear vision of what we ought to be.” – Professor Sophie Oluwole

This space is dedicated to exploring cultural practices from pre-colonial African societies, to gauge how they interact with the body, mind and spirit. In addition, to promote a discussion about how to discern and apply lessons from the past for personal and collective growth.

Having a good understanding of the past is key to the process of intimately knowing who you are. It is my hope that by showcasing various societies of the past this space will facilitate an opportunity to gain important knowledge from the past, promote discussion and broaden perspective.



Anike Bello is an educator; her work focuses primarily on pre-colonial African ancestry and culture. She works with people, organisations and companies to incorporate heritage into their work and day to day life. She curates spaces online and offline to share resources, elevate stories and promote discussion by using culture as a vehicle to learn from the past and assist in the process of personal and communal development.

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