No Shame In My Name

Nov 28 2022 • 32 mins

Peju – a poet and educator, loves her full name ‘Adepeju’. In the Yoruba language, it means ‘The crown is complete’ – reflecting the circumstances of her upbringing surrounded by love, and also alluding to her royal heritage as a descendant of the Ooni of Ifẹ̀ – Oba Ademiluyi Ajagun. Listen as she shares her name-story, speaking on the deep value and intuition of names.

Themes explored:

  • ‘We Are Not A Colour’ poem
  • The role of grandparents in naming
  • The diversity and beauty of Igbo names and Yoruba names

Peju Abuchi:

YouTube: @@pejuabuchi4177

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