Mommy Oyoyo!

Mommy Oyoyo!

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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!


11. Living with PCOS feat. Titi Oyebade
Sep 19 • 39 min
September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal illness that affects about 10 million people in the world and is a leading cause of infertility. It is currently not curable but can be managed with medicine, nutrition and…
10. I Love My Children But…
Sep 11 • 23 min
Motherhood is wonderful… and tough! As much as we all wanted children, the truth there are some aspects of motherhood that aren’t so great or sweet. Whether it’s your children never giving you space or privacy, or being a single mother, we all have our…
9. Endometriosis and Trying To [Freaking] Conceive feat. Kunbi Odubogun of Perfete | TTF*C
Sep 1 • 55 min
In this episode, Kunbi Odubogun shares her story about her struggles with Endometriosis and Infertility. Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that is grossly under-reported by indigenous African women due to different factors including poor awareness,…
8: Homeschooling in Africa feat. Tomilola Olatunde | The Cuddle Blog
Aug 23 • 41 min
Homeschooling in Africa (in this episode, Nigeria specifically) is not the norm. Traditionally young children are either just kept at home without a learning structure or sent to creche/daycare/preschool. In this episode, we hear from Tomilola Olatunde…
7: My Breastfeeding Story | World Breastfeeding Week
Aug 7 • 25 min
World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration and campaign to foster and encourage breastfeeding across the world. The aim is to empower parents, enable breastfeeding. In today’s episode I share my personal experience and struggles with Breastfeeding.…
6: The Omugwo Experience
Jul 29 • 20 min
Omugwo is the Igbo word that describes the practice of when a woman’s mother or mother-in-law comes to help her out after she’s given birth. For a period of time, postpartum care is showered on the new mum and her child(ren) and it’s important to manage…
5: Not Your Typical African Father. Featuring special guest - Osi O.
Jul 18 • 38 min
The stereotypical African father is not very involved in raising his children. More often than not, the typical African man leaves the daily hands-on parenting activities to the children’s mother. In today’s episode I speak with Osi who’s not your typical…
4: Discipline and How Early is Too Early to Discipline a Child
Jul 12 • 16 min
Discipline is the act of training someone to obey rules and using punishment to correct disobedience. As Nigerians (or maybe Africans or black people at large) many of us were subjected to being spanked or flogged as part of discipline. These days though,…
3: What NOT to say to Someone Who is TTC (Trying to Conceive)
Jul 4 • 20 min
Why do a lot of Africans like to do amebo and give unsolicited advice? While trying to conceive, there are certain things that a woman or couple does not need to hear. In today’s episode I shared some of the comments that were thrown my way before I…
2: Children’s Birthday Parties
Jun 27 • 15 min
Africans like to party! From weddings to graduations to even kids birthday parties! I’m talking about renting event spaces, spending lots of money on food, decor, photography for a child’s birthday party. I’m of the “Small Birthday Parties” persuasion…
1: Introduction to Mommy Oyoyo
Jun 20 • 10 min
Welcome to the Mommy Oyoyo podcast. In this first episode, I introduce the podcast and explain where the idea came from, my hopes and expectations of Mommy Oyoyo and giving a voice to the African mother!