In honour of the 2020 mother’s day, Yeye Cabaret, an entertainment brand is set to specially celebrate mothers, with an evening of celebration and recognition of passion as well as a tribute to womanhood including daughters, mothers and sisters who engage in significant roles in the family and society.
The 7th edition of the annual event is set to hold on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at The Podium, Lekki and is themed, “This Woman’s Work”. The event also aims to raise awareness about maternal mental health especially Postpartum Depression (PPD).
Speaking to journalists, the conveyor of the event, Ayodele Ogundipe said,“ we want to celebrate women beyond the domestic aspect of just taking care of the home, we have mothers juggling careers, family, businesses and they are doing well however they need to be celebrated”
“As an entertainment brand promoting the culture of Mother’s Day celebration in Nigeria, we also want to help raise awareness on medical issues that affect women especially mothers in our society through theatre.”
He said the 7th edition aims to create awareness about PPD for the general public especially for men and provide sensitization on how it can be cured, “we can only be emphatic, we don’t know how it feels, we need someone to educate us.” Ogundipe said.
Ogundipe who spoke about the inception of Yeye Cabaret, as well as what the journey has been like for the team, expressed his gratitude to everyone who has been part of the support system to what was supposed to be a one-off event.
Bukky Asehinde, the face of this year’s event and the CEO of BellAfricana, confirms what a humbling experience it has been for herself and her daughter. She also showed BellAfricana’s support by mentioning how they have been spreading the word to their audience.
Asehinde said mothers need to be celebrated and this year’s theme resonates with women’s daily activities where they are always engaged with work, which should always be appreciated.
She added that the 7th edition aims to sensitize people on the issue of PPD, adding that while people try to care for other aspects of a mother’s health, especially first time mothers, but the issue of PPD is usually neglected, she said it is necessary to teach people on the dangers of PPD and also provide solutions through which it can be cured.
One of the partners, Yetunde Edunjobi expressed how glad she was for the Yeye Cabaret platform because she knows mental health issues; particularly Post-Partum Depression is not really talked about, especially as someone who experienced it. She will be focusing on creating content around sustaining the conversation.
Yinka Jibunoh, a representative of A&D referral services, briefly discussed what Post-partum depression is, the causes and how to get help.
She also shared how A&D referral services will be partnering with Yeye Cabaret.
According to Jibunoh, “PPD is real, it causes a lot of issues and if not properly controlled, it can develop into more problems. We need people to be more aware about it and also learn how to handle it.”