Etsako Language Research & Development Centre


Is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria for the purpose of developing the Etsako language as a central language for the Afemai people.

The Centre is determined to sustaining the Afemai language by providing textbooks and other literary materials to be studied in schools from nursery to tertiary institutions. It aims at developing the language to be able to compete with any language in the Universe.

So far, a remarkable feat of numeral is on display in the book ETSAKO NEW NUMERALS AND WORDS. The book has broken the limitation of the old Etsako numeral we inherited from our ancestors. Before now our counting ended in hundred. The new innovated numeral as displayed in the book, has placed us among indigenous language that can count above trillion.

Etsako numerals today has reached the peak of three thousand and four digit figure. We have produced books for use for primary, secondary and tertiary institution which have been approved for school use by the Edo State Government, Ministry of Basic Education.


Our Aims

To research into the various dialects in Afemai with the purpose of resuscitating our language and culture which is fast going into extinction.

Etsako Language Research and Development Centre has produced books, to train teachers, give public lectures, and teach the language on radio and television for the purpose of motivating the people’s interest.



Our Objectives

To Develop a Central Language For The Afemai People.


Information

We need sponsors - Corporate, Unions, Clubs, Individuals for:

  • Radio and Television teaching of the language.

  • Research into the culture and tradition of the afemai people.

  • Help support Etsako Language Research and Development Centre.

  • Send useful information about afemai culture and tradition to the centre.



Pioneers


Solomon Jegede Enaboakpe
Solomon Jegede Enaboakpe was born on 22nd April 1957 at Iviari - Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria.

He is the CEO, HEPA LTD, founder of ETSAKO LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, author of over 30 books, a successful business man. Solomon is an importer, author, a student of Philosophy (University of Ibadan), had Diploma in English (Unilag), certificate in Marketing and Advertising. Solomon Enaboakpe is married with children.

His desire to develop and promote Etsako language started in his early days at St. John's College, Fugar (1971- 1975). His first book titled “Whetstone Etsako Dictionary” translating Etsako words to English (not published) was written in 1973 at the age of 16years. He started research to expand and develop the stunt numerals of the Afemai people. He was able to advance Etsako Numerals from its limit of 20 to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (Quintillion) in his first book ETSAKO NEW NUMERALS AND WORDS launched at the National Theatre lganmu, Lagos on 1st May 2004.

It is the first indigenous numeral to count up to quintillion. Afemai counting has been advanced to the zenith in a new book “Etsako Numerals and Large Numbers” which reads Thousand to Millinillion (3004 digits)


Mrs. Yvonne Jegede Fawole

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Jegede Enaboakpe, the initiator of this programme. Yvonne is a philanthropist, a successful actress, cum producer and has acted over 50 rated Films in Nigeria.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations from the American University, Cyprus after she had her Diploma in Law, from the Lagos State University. She is the MD/CEO of M.M.I. Productions LTD.





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