About The Name

Oríkì is a form of praise poetry, created and practised within Yoruba tradition (Nigeria, West Africa). One’s oríkì is connected to your family and ancestry. It’s often recited or sung in moments of celebration as a way to honour or introduce a person. 

This perfectly captures the core values of Oriki Collective. Words are tools with which we build; build confidence and self-worth, build narratives that captivate, and build pathways to pursue social and cultural change.