Yoruba United Worldwide, Inc. USA, also known as ``YORUBA UNITED`` for short, is a 501(c)4 nonprofit tax exempt socio-political advocacy group based in Texas-USA. We focus on the empowerment and welfare of people in the kingdoms of Yoruba Land. The Yoruba people, who are also referred to as children of Oodua or Oduduwa, have a population running into hundreds of millions dispersed all across the world. Some even say the population is now over 300 million worldwide.
The Yoruba homeland is located within seven degrees north of the equator. A population of people fraudulently and forcibly merged by an Act of Amalgamation under the British colonial government between 1912 and 1919 when the Northern Region and Southern Region were merged together as an act of convenient money-driven business administration. The population consists of more than 11.5 million heads of households and their unmarried children as of the 1963 Census of Nigeria. Today, that population has grown considerably to hundreds of millions worldwide. One of the two major tribes included in the amalgamation are the Ndigbo people, who are also clamoring for their separation from the expired country of Nigeria.Learn More
Our vision is to build a global Yoruba community of inclusion, hope, equity, and social justice where everyone lives in dignity and security.
Our mission is to engage in Yoruba-centric community initiatives that build on inclusion, hope, equity, and social justice for the development of the ideal Yorubaland, so everyone lives in dignity and security, a pride of Africa and especially people of Yoruba descent, home and abroad.
The BIG WHY for us at ``Yoruba United Worldwide, Inc.`` aka ``YORUBA UNITED,`` as set forth in our articles of formation, includes, but not limited to the followings:
(1) advocate for the Yoruba people's self-preservation as well as their rights to self-determination;
(2) help empower people of Yoruba descent worldwide;
(3) promote security and safety of all people on the Yoruba (Oodua) ancestral land;
(4) initiate projects for the general welfare and awareness of Yoruba people;
(5) advocate for peaceful coexistence of all peoples;
(6) help revive and promote the ever so beautiful Yoruba cultural heritage; and,
(7) help improve on the Yoruba Value System for the common good of a united people.Learn More
The Yoruba leader, Prof Akintoye also said that the launching of Amotekun was not to break up the country, and commended the governors for the initiative, saying: “What is happening today is that Yoruba people under the leadership of their elected governors have stepped forward to provide higher level of protection to their people in […]READ MORE
Operation Amotekun was formally launched by the governors of South Western states on Thursday, January 9, 2020, signaling the commencement of new era in the security architecture of the six states in the Southwest region and by extension Nigeria as a whole. The launching took place at the Car Park of Oyo State Governor’s Office, […]READ MORE
Operation Amotekun: Real reasons Yoruba leaders created regional security outfit In the beginning, there was relative peace across the six states in the Southwest. People could travel from one part of the region to the other with ease of mind and peace. Some travellers who enjoy night journeys did not have any reason to […]READ MORE