Conversations…with Daughter Jack

COUPLES’YELLOW DAY (CYD7)

My first question to Daughter is one that a lot of people are probably curious about; one they may not want to ask.
‘’Why would a single lady want to organize a programme for couples?’’
Her answer?

Purpose!

Daughter believes that she has been uniquely placed on Earth to do what she is doing. She has discovered her purpose, her raison d’etre, and she is filled with joy.
In 2009, she got the inspiration to put together a programme for married people to unwind in an atmosphere of love, laughter, and lights. And she decided to tag it, ‘’Couples Yellow Day.’’

It was a success, but it was also a stretch on her time and finances, and for the next two years, nothing happened. But the dream would not go away.
In 2012, she dusted her files and picked up where she left off. CYD2 held, and since then she has not looked back. Every year she brings together couples, who have been married for a significant length of time and they are pampered with dinner, dance and drama. It’s a date night of sorts, with games, music and inspiring conversations, as the couples share experiences and network in a relaxed atmosphere.

Daughter puts it all together and sits back to watch the couples have fun like an indulgent parent. At the end of it all, she is happy to see couples refreshed for an evening and impacted positively for a lifetime.
The Couples Yellow Day event has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of many married in the Federal Capital Territory; an event that is slowly evolving into a platform for healing homes.

The 7th edition of the CYD holds on the second of December, and Daughter is pulling out all the stops to make it as memorable as possible.
CYD this year will also be different in other ways, for the first time, CYD has a Facebook page. The CYD website is also under construction. Couples can also expect more fun things to do at this year’s event.

Daughter Jack is a veteran stage actress, Radio Presenter/Producer, and a Voice Artiste. She has worked in various media establishments and acted in various stage productions. She has also produced various documentaries. Her hands are full in every sense of the word.

And are there wedding bells soon on the horizon? That is a question that is of little concern to Daughter at the moment. For now, she is content with ensuring that couples have a swell time at the CYD.

Daughter Jack is one lady that has found her purpose in life; have you found yours?

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A literary evening.

So great to hang out with book lovers

There is something very refreshing about spending time with people who speak your language – in this case, “book speak”

We had a great time connecting with book lovers, writers and readers alike on Saturday evening in Abuja. The occasion was the 24th Guest Writer session of the Abuja Writers Forum, AWF. AWF was started by media maverick, Dr. Emman Shehu. The forum has produced, encouraged and nurtured writers in all genres since inception in 2008.

This month’s session featured Prof. May Ifeoma Nwoye, prolific writer and novelist with several publications to her credit.

She read from her latest work, Oil Cemetery, an award winning novel about the troubled Niger Delta region.

Budding novelist and writer, Ladi Opaoluwa who just returned from a residency at the McDowell writers residency in the US.

Music was provided by the very talented Seth Ogahi.

The trio spoke about their works and future plans. The very interesting evening was rounded off with a book raffle.

Theatre becometh the city as Her Majesty Visits.

Abuja used to be a ghost Town at weekends. There was so little nightlife or entertainment in the city. There was literarily nothing to do by way of leisure and so people would work Monday to Friday and at weekends they would travel to Lagos or Kaduna or anywhere else they had family or friends. There were two nightclubs,IMG-20170802-WA0000 at The Hilton and Sheraton hotels. Other than that there was not much else.

But not anymore.

Gradually, the city has developed into a vibrant entertainment hub and can now rival many cities in the leisure sector.

And it is set to overtake many older cities -at least in one sector – live Theatre.

Eagleview productions is gradually setting Abuja apart as a city where live theatre is a constant part of the entertainment landscape.

This weekend sees the return of its award winning play “Her Majesty’s Visit.” This play staring ace actress, Joke Silva, and  stage play maestro, Patrick Otoro, made it’s debut two years ago. It played to packed audiences in the city. And it is back!

Patrick Otoro, the brain behind Eagleview theatre is known nationally for his exceptional stage performances,and this weekend promises to be a rewarding one.

The play will run for two days, Saturday and Sunday, at the Merit House in the highbrow Maitama district of the city. We promise to bring you reviews but…

Wouldn’t you rather be there?