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Important Moments

Ojise's exist in a nutshell.

Lay The Foundation

During this period we determined our vision, goals and activities.

Spring 2017

Idea Born

OjiseStock Images SlaveryColonialismMentalSlavery 01Landscape minResponding to the growing awareness among Afro-Dutch people, the idea arises for an 'African' oriented platform. The first priorities are an exploratory study and the establishment of an initiative group.

Spring 2017

July 16, 2017

Initiative Group Gathers

The initiative group meets for the first time to discuss the profile and the organization. The group forms a broad representation of movements within the Afro-Dutch community.

Autumn 2017

Exploratory Study Completed

OjiseStock Images AfricanHeritageAndArt 06Landscape minThe exploratory study is completed after six months. The conversations, analyzes and vision formulation have provided a clear picture. Africa's cultural heritage is central to everything we do.

Autumn 2017

December 16, 2017

Ojise Chosen As Name

Ojise2018 Website Logo Breed 01 minAfter a creative process, 'Ojise' is chosen as the name. Ojise means messenger in Yoruba. The name was chosen because we have a lot of knowledge to share about the rich African history; from the beginning to now.

April 1, 2018

Website Launched

BuvauStock Images OfficeArt 01Landscape minOjise launches her website with information about African awareness, cultural heritage and spirituality. There is also a blog about developments in the community.

April 1, 2018

To Come Out

During this period we gave our first lectures, training courses and exhibitions.

July 1, 2018

First Lecture & Exhibition

OjiseStock Images 2008 Events 08Landscape minDuring the celebration of Keti Koti, Ojise has a day program with a lecture carousel and exhibition. Central themes are mental liberation and African consciousness. The program is well attended.

July 1, 2018

December 1, 2018

First International Cooperation

OjiseStock Images 2008 Events 05Landscape minFirst International Cooperation

June 6, 2019

Celebration Black History Month

OjiseStock Images AfricanHeritageAndArt 07Landscape minJune 2019 is the first time Black History Month is celebrated in Rotterdam and Vlissingen. The celebration is dedicated to the African cultural heritage. The lectures are at InHolland Hogeschool and Maritiem Musuem Vlissingen.

June 6, 2019

September 1, 2019

Establishment of the Ojise School

Ojise2019 Logos OjiseSchool FullScale BruinMetWitteAchtergrondOjise School starts at the same time as the official school year. There are courses and training on the African Timeline, Mental Power and Spirituality. Students can register via ojise.com.

Spring 2021

First Year Guide Ojise

Ojise publishes her first year guide in the spring of 2021. For those interested, the guide is a first introduction to Ojise's vision, activities and team. The year guide is published digitally and is also available in print version.

Spring 2021

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