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On the Mommy Oyoyo podcast, Berry Dakara shares the unique experiences of being an African mother! Listen for the 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, authentic and REAL life gist about what being a mother means to us!

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On the Mommy Oyoyo podcast, Berry Dakara shares the unique experiences of being an African mother! Listen for the 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, authentic and REAL life gist about what being a mother means to us!

    35. "Only Girls?!" Societal Pressure to Have a Male Child feat. Chinyere Abang @YummyMumLife

    35. "Only Girls?!" Societal Pressure to Have a Male Child feat. Chinyere Abang @YummyMumLife

    "You need to try for a boy." "Who will carry on the family name?" "If you don't produce an heir, your husband will leave you." "Your girls will marry one day and leave you... you need a boy." 

    If you're African, chances are that you've heard any of the above said to someone with only female children. In this episode, I interviewed Chinyere Abang of Yummy Mum Life about having three daughters, no son and what her response has been towards anyone who tells her she needs a male child. Chinyere is frank and honest about having some disappointment and getting over it. 

    Follow her on social media @yummymumlife and subscribe to her YouTube channel. 

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    • 24 min
    34. Public Pregnancy Announcements

    34. Public Pregnancy Announcements

    After trying to conceive for almost two years after I got married, and publicly talking about it on my YouTube channel and blog, it made perfect sense to me to announce my pregnancy when I finally got pregnant. Almost 3 years to the day, I publicly announced that I was pregnant on my blog and social media... and then a few days later, I found myself in a situation where I repeatedly asked whether I jinxed myself by going public.

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    • 18 min
    33. I Don't Show My Child's Face Online feat. Tomi Olatunde | @TheCuddleBlog

    33. I Don't Show My Child's Face Online feat. Tomi Olatunde | @TheCuddleBlog

    In today's world where social media is king, millions of people have accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and an ever increasing number of social media platforms. People share photos of themselves, the things they eat, where they travel to and very often, their children too. With the digital age also comes privacy and information security concerns. From hacking to data breaches and stolen identities, the internet can be a scary place. 

    In this episode I chat with Tomi Olatunde, founder of The Cuddle Blog about why she has chosen not to show her child's face online, citing some of the aforementioned reasons. 

    Follow Tomi on social media @TheCuddleBlog and visit her website at www.thecuddleblog.com 

    Read her post, Why We Need to Take Our Children's Privacy More Seriously 

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    • 35 min
    32. Coronavirus Awareness feat. Dr. Ada Adejoro MD | @Ask_Dr_Ada

    32. Coronavirus Awareness feat. Dr. Ada Adejoro MD | @Ask_Dr_Ada

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans. The virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. Covid-19 is spreading through the world at a seemingly uncontrollable pace, the World Health Organization officially declared it a pandemic and the fight is on to contain the spread of the virus. At this time there is a lot of misinformation and confusion about coronavirus, causing anxiety, mass hysteria, panic buying and more across the world. 

    In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Ada Adejoro MD, a US-based pediatrician and she answered a few common questions about coronavirus, and shared tips to prevent catching the viral infection. 

    Follow Dr. Ada on social media @Ask_Dr_Ada and subscribe to her YouTube channel, Ask Dr. Ada. 

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    • 39 min
    31. Dealing with Divorce as an African Mum feat. Vera Ezimora | @verastic

    31. Dealing with Divorce as an African Mum feat. Vera Ezimora | @verastic

    Vera Ezimora is a vivacious content creator who is not one to shy away from having hard conversations. After writing all (and I mean EVERYTHING) that led to the end of her marriage, Vera was gracious enough to share what her thought process was like in coming to the decision to divorce, from the standpoint as an African mother. Divorce can still be considered taboo in a lot of African societies, but it is becoming more and more common within Africa and in the Diaspora as well. In this episode we talk about her deciding to leave her marriage, to when/what/how to approach telling her daughter, and advice Vera would give to women in similar situations. 

    Follow Vera via her website www.verastic.com, her "I Am African" podcast and on social media @verastic @iamafricanpodcast 

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    30. How to Approach Someone Who is Trying to Conceive

    30. How to Approach Someone Who is Trying to Conceive

    In this episode I talked about what NOT to say to someone who is trying to conceive. In this episode, women who are TTC share their opinions and input on what CAN be said and how to approach or address the topic. It is not one-size-fits-all. Whereas some women feel neglected, abandoned and alone if their loved ones don't talk about it at all, other women would rather not have the conversation.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

Lilbubs002 ,

Love!

Being a mom, I can totally relate to everything on this podcast, it is also highly informative. Good job, keep it coming

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Very relatable

I love that this podcast is very relatable. Great Job Berry!

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