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The Mommy Oyoyo podcast is a platform for the Modern African woman to talk about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING relating to Motherhood. Hosted and produced by Berry Dakara, listen to hear funny anecdotes, inspiring stories, challenging topics, heartbreaking moments and more that come with motherhood from an African perspective. African mothers in Africa and the Diaspora, listen in for honest, transparent, and authentic conversations about motherhood. Topics include Divorce, Homeschooling, Mum Guilt, Single Motherhood, Trying to Conceive, Sex, Discipline, Staying at Home, Working Mums, and much more!

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The Mommy Oyoyo podcast is a platform for the Modern African woman to talk about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING relating to Motherhood. Hosted and produced by Berry Dakara, listen to hear funny anecdotes, inspiring stories, challenging topics, heartbreaking moments and more that come with motherhood from an African perspective. African mothers in Africa and the Diaspora, listen in for honest, transparent, and authentic conversations about motherhood. Topics include Divorce, Homeschooling, Mum Guilt, Single Motherhood, Trying to Conceive, Sex, Discipline, Staying at Home, Working Mums, and much more!

    57. My Experience as a Mother and Wheelchair User feat. Lizzy O | @TheLizzyO

    57. My Experience as a Mother and Wheelchair User feat. Lizzy O | @TheLizzyO

    In this episode I speak with Lizzy, a Nigerian woman based in California about her motherhood experience so far while being in a wheelchair. Lizzy was disabled in 2008 after a spinal cord injury caused by a car crash. Lizzy shared how she manages her time as a full-time influencer, blogger, Youtuber and as a wife and mother to her adorable toddler, Zuri. She also talks about the different times she has had help (Omugwo), what house work she currently outsources, and how she gets in self-care. Lizzy shared the concerns she had concerning her disability and motherhood, and how she overcame them. 

    Follow Lizzy on social media @TheLizzyO, her website and Youtube channel. 

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    Follow Mommy Oyoyo on social media @MommyOyoyo and visit the website at www.mommyoyoyo.com. Don't forget to rate, review, share and subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Anchor and more! You can also leave a voice note HERE! Share your feedback to any episode, the podcast and any suggestions for future topics.


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    56. Going Back to School as a Mom feat. Nene Azemogie @StillWaters_

    56. Going Back to School as a Mom feat. Nene Azemogie @StillWaters_

    In the past, women with children who wished to further their education typically waited until their children were all grown up before they went back to school. These days, more and more women are pursuing degrees and certifications while their children are still pretty young. 

    In this episode I speak to Nene who recently graduated with a postgraduate degree in Education. She shares how she had to switch her home/life schedule multiple times and lean on her tribe for support while pursuing her degree. She also touched on getting your partner to be involved in active parenting, sharing home duties, and taking time out for self care.

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    55. Being a Mom Boss Without Mom Guilt feat. Victoria Downes | @TheVillageCreativeInc

    55. Being a Mom Boss Without Mom Guilt feat. Victoria Downes | @TheVillageCreativeInc

    In this episode my guest, serial entrepreneur Victoria Downes shares her journey of the balancing act between being a business owner and mother. She talks about dealing with mom guilt when faced with needing to prioritize her business over attending her children's school activities, and how she has learned how to overcome the guilty feeling. Victoria shares how to lean on your village for help in raising your child(ren) and intentionally taking time for self care.  

    Follow Victoria at The Village Creative and on Instagram @thevillagecreativeinc. You can also listen to her podcast at The Village Talk Podcast where she highlights black women making a difference and the villages that support them.

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    EndSARS. Nigeria, which way?

    EndSARS. Nigeria, which way?

    What is happening in Nigeria right now is an affront to basic human rights. It is bigger than ending the SARS police unit. It is bigger than police brutality. Is this the Nigeria our grandparents fought for?????

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    54. Single Mom Life feat. Berry Dakara

    54. Single Mom Life feat. Berry Dakara

    According to Gallup World Poll data, Sub Saharan Africa has the highest percentage of single mothers worldwide - 32%. In typical African society, single motherhood is frowned upon (unless in the case of widowhood). Single mothers are meant to feel ashamed about raising children apart from their fathers. 

    In this solo episode, I share about what being a single mother has been like for me in the past 3+ years. I touch on emotional wellbeing, finances, family/friend support and answer a couple of questions from Instagram followers.

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    53. African Mum - Postpartum Depression feat. Zee | @For.Mamas

    53. African Mum - Postpartum Depression feat. Zee | @For.Mamas

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression. In developing countries this is even higher, i.e. 15.6% during pregnancy and 19.8% after child birth. In severe cases mothers’ suffering might be so severe that they may even commit suicide." In African society, the stigmatization of mental health issues is prevalent and typically causes the majority of people to shy away from discussions around the topic.

    In this episode, I speak with Adunni aka "Zee" about her experience going through postpartum depression following the birth of her son. Zee shared what led to her being diagnosed with PPD, the method of treatment she opted for, and gives some advice to women who feel that they may be going through postpartum depression as well.

    Follow Zee on Instagram @For.Mamas

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This podcast is so amazing! Best for the african woman...I’ve learnt so much x

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Happy to hear Nigerian mothers’ voices and experiences. Love the variety of stories. Something for everyone to relate to. Well done for making these!

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