Mother’s Day celebration in Lagos: Yeye Cabaret 2017 – “Queen Of My Heart”

A night of comedy, music, drama, Poetry, lots of joy and pure bliss! This year’s Mothers Day was an unforgettable experience for mothers in Lagos State who attended the fourth edition of Yeye Cabaret themed “Queen Of My Heart.

Dipe the creator and convener of Yeye Cabaret opened the show with a unique performance of his Sound Poetry – his signature style of performance which is a fusion of Spoken word (poetry) and live music and this piece was titled Eko Ile. It was a befitting tribute to celebrate Lagos State at Fifty. It was infused with Highlife and Fuji music to give an eclectic mix of great vibes to the audience – a true reflection of the spirit of Lagos city.

Thereafter, it was comedy galore as the comedic trio of Oluwabibs, Larry J and Comedian Xtreme were on ground to dish out some witty banter as they re-enacted typical scenarios of Nigerian homes, reflecting the relationship between Nigerian mothers and their children which can be succinctly captioned in a hash tag #NaijaMumsBeLike
These skits left the audience in stitches as they could all relate with the various scenarios played, while a good number of mother’s saw themselves in the characters portrayed.

Cill Soul serenaded the mother’s in the house with her rendition of Asa’s “So Beautiful”. The highlight of the evening came when personal tributes were paid by Isaac Geralds to his mother with his rendition of “Song for Mama” by Boys 2 Men, thereafter Comedian Xtreme also paid a tribute to his mum after a series of banter – which he described as “True Lies” that got the crowd cracking up. The two mothers got a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers courtesy Newton and David Flowers.

Special guests included Dame Abimbola Fashola who was attending the evening for the fourth consecutive time – and has always attended the Yeye Cabaret since its inception in 2014. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, was also in attendance together with Mr. Richard Esin – MD, FMBN, Mr. Jude Chiemeka – MD, United Capital, Mrs. Omotayo Omotosho, MFR. to mention a few.

There was a setup of a “min-mall” which ushered guests to the main hall where the cabaret was to take place. This mini setup afforded exhibiting brands an opportunity to showcase their goods and services, with a good number of guests engaging with the brands and even making purchases.

Some guests where lucky winners on the night and went home with gifts from some of the partners of Yeye Cabaret, as School Kits Shop gave away gift cards to some mothers, Itoro Okon gave out Jewellery, and a lucky guest won a weekend stay for two at the boutique hotel – Bogobiri House in Ikoyi.

A toast was made to celebrate all mothers and mother-figures in the house and evening was rounded off with a group photograph of mothers at the event.

Video highlight of the event is available on youtube via the link below

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