Loyola University Maryland

ALANA Services

African Diaspora Celebration

African Diaspora Celebration

Wazobia” is a word comprised of three different African dialects, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, which are all translated to mean “come.” “Wa,” in the Yoru-ba language, “Zo,” in the Igbo language, and “Bia,” in the Hausa language. As a collective, the executive board members of the African Student Association decided to make the theme for this year’s Wazobia, “Bahel: Keeping our Tradition”. Bahel is the Ahmeric word for Traditional. This year’s theme is a tributube to ancient and Traditional Africa which is mostly looked down upon. We choose this theme as a clear message that it is time for Africans to reclaim their roots. We want to reclaim the villages, the rafias, the soupy and slimy dishes of the African Culture. We believe that this part of the African History is as important as the post colonial hybrid African Culture we currently see represented in pop culture. Thus, ASA invites you to learn about the origins of the African Culture through an Informative scavenger hunt, the words of an Ankara designer, and many more.

The African Student Association presents African Diaspora Celebration, Jan. 25-31, 2021. For more information, email asa@loyola.edu.

IG: @loyolaasa

ASA DIaspora Week


Monday, January 25th

Dance Class & Dance Competition

ASA Dance Class ASA Dance Competition


Tuesday, January 26th

ASA Keynote Speaker: Claude Kameni

ASA Keynote Speaker


Wednesday, January 27th

Moive Night: Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

ASA movie Night


Friday, January 29th

Wazobia: The Scavenger Hunt

Wazobia Scavenger HuntWazobia Scavenger Hunt