BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Beninese
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Aja, Aguna…
  • Share your rich Beninese culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Beninese in you and  Benineses around you. Understand Beninese marriage practices, clans, and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As a Beninese, you have a culture, and you have a language!

           Independence: Benin became Independent on 1 August 1960.

           Population:  11,733,059 

          Area: 114,763 square km

Provinces: Atakora, Borgou, Donga, Collines, Zou, Alibori, Oueme, Atlantique, Bodo, Plateau, Litteral, Mono

Ethnic groups: 

  • 38.4% Fon
  • 15.1% Adja & Mina
  • 12% Yoruba
  • 9.6% Bariba
  • 8.6% Fula
  • 6.1% Ottamari
  • 4.3% Yoa-Lokpa
  • 2.9% Dendi
  • 2.8% Others

 

Languages: Fon, Aja, Mina, Yoruba, Hausa