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Eclectic 21, Yeye Cabaret, Premiere Short Film Titled “Nkem” on Mothers’ Day

Yeye Cabaret – the biggest annual Mother’s Day showcase in Lagos, Nigeria – on Sunday, 8th of May 2022 hosted guests to its 8th edition of an unforgettable evening of fine dining and movie premiere at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi – Lagos with the theme for this year; “A Gift Of Love”.

This is coming after the brand had gone on a 3-year hiatus owing to the pandemic and the need to rebrand and rejuvenate to match the trajectory of its vision to offer the ultimate Mother’s Day experience.

The short film premiered; “NKEM (My Own)”, produced and directed by Ayodele Ogundipe – Creative Director, Yeye Cabaret – buttresses the subject of surrogacy within the Nigerian society and gives insight into the possible paradigm shift toward parenthood among the millennial generation to reveal the unvarnished truth of the journey of motherhood that is often less represented.

Speaking on the objective of this year’s edition, Executive Producer and Director, Ayodele Ogundipe said, “The objective is to expand the scope and make Yeye Cabaret more socially relevant and impactful, discussing issues surrounding motherhood as it affects us in Nigeria in line with the reality of the political and social culture of our environment”.

Amongst the list of attendees who graced the event were – Abimbola Fashola (Her Excellency, the former First Lady of Lagos State), Mrs. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (veteran actress), Iniabasi Leye (CEO ROOMS Art Therapy and the Face Of Yeye Cabaret 2022), Esther Chimodi Ofomata (Dana Air representative), Titi Fowora (Creator, Interiors By Design), Tola Akerele (Director, Bogobiri House), and many more.

Some of the event highlights include the presentation of the Four-Generation Portrait that featured the family of Mrs. Lola Animashaun. A few lucky guests in attendance got to win return tickets to Abuja during the raffle draw, courtesy of Dana Air.

The Yeye Cabaret magazine was also published and given to each guest in attendance, which will also be available onboard Dana Air to passengers flying with the airline.

The event was produced by Eclectic 21 TM in partnership with Dana Air, and The Mobile Spa. Official media partners were Beat 99.9fm and Lagos Talks 91.3fm.

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Eclectic 21 Set to Premiere Short Film Titled “Nkem” in May 2022

Eclectic 21 Ltd, the artistic content and cultural curator – producer of Yeye Cabaret – the biggest annual Mothers’ Day showcase in Nigeria is set to premiere its short film titled “Nkem” (My Own) on Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at The Wheathbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

“Nkem” is a psychological drama based on surrogacy. It explores the intrigue of power play, economic opportunity, teenage pregnancy, culture clash, and emotional manipulation.

The script features two women – Uloma and Achebe on their journey to motherhood, under different circumstances. As they navigate their path on this journey – each dealing with their lot in life – the decision of one changes the narrative altogether with some dire consequences, especially for the unborn child.

In an intriguing way, Nkem is a story of ownership, ownership of the right, to love a child. When the narrative of motherhood is nuanced, the lines of morality can become blurred.

The short film – Nkem – invites viewers to bear witness to the price and prize of motherhood. Here, the moral code of who is right and who is wrong is simply a rhetorical question to ponder.

The refreshingly fun and entertaining short film is set to premiere at the annual Yeye Cabaret in May, which is aimed at celebrating mothers – the joy and pain of motherhood.

With an unexpected plot twist and a stellar lineup, Nkem is already set to be one short film that will keep people talking for a long time.

Commenting on the backstory of the film, Ayodele Ogundipe, Executive Producer and Director, states that the film is set to explore an uncommon area of motherhood that is often shied away from. He further explained the deep emotions portrayed in the film and how it is set to honor mothers on a special day, regardless of how they came to be mothers.

The short film written by Ingrid-Mary Okiya features Oluchi Odii, Tracey George, Floyd Igbo, Chikanmma Romanus, Okoro Uwale Essence, and Amos Mofaramola.

Eclectic 21 is a production company that operates as a creative concierge to service the needs of the Tourism and Educational markets – creating artistic showcases of cultural relevance and entertainment value for live or virtual experiences.

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Tickets are available for purchase at Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule St, Ikoyi, Lagos.