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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.

For more information, kindly contact ayo.ogundipe@eclectic21.com 

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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.

For sponsorship and more inquiries, please email ayo.ogundipe@eclectic21.com

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

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Yeye Cabaret 2020 Postponement

“In line with the directive of the Lagos State Government to ensure the safety of its citizens with respect to the current (global) pandemic, (where gatherings above fifty people are prohibited), we as a brand understand the importance of this directive and have therefore chosen to postpone the March celebration of our annual Mother’s Day showcase this year – Yeye Cabaret 2020.

This is part of our commitment to playing our part in helping to contain this outbreak, suppress and eradicate this disease early enough, so normal life can resume in earnest.

This postponement which is the first time in seven consecutive editions is necessary, however, we have chosen to prioritise public health and safety above our interest. 

The postponement only gives us the opportunity to even do more – bigger and better things to commemorate Mother’s Day this year. 

In the due course of time, we will announce a new date for Yeye Cabaret 2020 as soon as we get the go-ahead — because our mothers deserve to be celebrated as queens always. 

At this point, we would like to thank all our sponsors and partners for their faith in our vision and contribution to this noble project, as it means a lot to us that they have chosen to stand by us as we collectively fight a common enemy Covid -19.

We would also like to use this medium to appeal to the general public not to panic, but to play their part as responsible citizens especially in the area of information management – not to spread/share unfounded rumours or false information, avoid fear-mongering and most importantly observe good hygiene at all times.

We thank you all for your kind support and encourage you to stand in faith and not fear that we shall overcome this outbreak and this too shall pass.

Stay safe and stay informed. 

Ayodele Ogundipe

Executive Producer – Yeye Cabaret 2020″

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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE YEYE CABARET PRESS CONFERENCE

INVITATION TO ATTEND THE YEYE CABARET PRESS CONFERENCE
February 26th
Dear Partner,

We are pleased to announce the Seventh consecutive edition of the Yeye Cabaret taking place on Sunday, 22, March 2020 at The Podium, Lekki.

In preparation for this, the team invites you to the Press Conference which is set to take place at L.E.A.R.N, 23, Gbajumo Crescent, off Adeniran Ogunsanya Drive, Surulere on Wednesday, 26, February 2020.

The highlight is to announce the agenda of the event, introduce our partners, sponsors and cast of the theatre production.
We implore your participation to help us promote Yeye Cabaret and contribute to the grand success.

RSVP
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Yeye Cabaret 2020 is coming!

Yeye Cabaret is coming!

It’s no news that mothers are irreplaceable in our lives and should be celebrated at every given chance.
Yeye Cabaret, an entertainment showcase is set to specially celebrate mothers, mentors and caregivers on mothers’ day, treating them to an evening of pampering and indulgence in a relaxed ambience of serenading soulful music, where Theatre meets Fine Dining – all in one place.
This uniquely curated showcase serves as a way to promote the creative industry with the talents of Thespians, Chefs, Dramatists, Milliners and the likes on display on the day.

In a statement, the conveyor of the event – Ayodele Ogundipe said: “As a foremost entertainment brand promoting the culture of Mother’s Day celebration in Nigeria, we want to leverage our platform to help raise awareness on social issues that affect women especially mothers in our society through theatre.”

This initiative as a showcase aims to promote the Arts, Culture and Tourism sectors of the Nigerian economy as an investment-worthy sector to grow the economy.

The event will be running for the 7th consecutive time and is set to hold on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at The Podium, Lekki and is themed, “This Woman’s Work”. This year’s edition focuses on raising awareness for Maternal Mental Health which involves having conversations surrounding Postpartum Depression (PPD). Asides focusing on the women, there will on be conversations with the men on how best they can support their partners during this period. There will be a theatre production, specifically, a musical, to highlight issues relating to PPD and proffer solutions as well as where to get help.

Tickets are now available at N5000, N20,000 and N50,000.

For ticketing and sponsorship enquires, visit yeyecabaret.com
Spread the word, Yeye Cabaret is back!