Supermom is back. Promoters of the reality show that celebrates and rewards mothers have announced the commencement of the fourth edition with tinkered model and focus – Heart of Gold. This year’s edition will not be celebrating biological mothers but women who gave and are still giving their all to children they didn’t give birth to, hence the tagline, “Heart of Gold”.
Founders of motherless babies’ homes and various charitable organisations naturally take the front roll but the stories of mothers with hearts of gold did not start and end within the four walls of an orphanage. Among the over 120 million Nigerians exist stories of women who nurtured other people’s children without discrimination and the results of their efforts are there for all to see.
“We need to celebrate mothers who without bias raised kids that are not theirs. Ask any mother, raising kids that are not yours is one of the ultimate sacrifices a woman can make. These women with heart of gold have proven that water can be thicker than blood sometimes,” said Sola Fajobi, CEO, Digital Interactive Media (DIM) organizers of Supermom.
The first and second editions focused on mothers whose stories their children told with emotive conviction. The stories bordered on the sacrifice, pain and sheer hardship that 20 women went through in raising their kids. Their stories were told with short dramas while the eventual winners were decided via votes from members of the public.
The first set of winners won brand new houses, the first runner up, brand new cars while the second runner up smiled home with cash a prize.
The focus shifted last year with mothers of celebrities put on the spot. From KSB to Julius Agwu, mothers of 20 celebrities gave rare personal accounts of how the famous faces were raised.
Mrs. Gladys Asuquo (mother of Cohbams) won the first prize and Mrs. Omobonike Anike (mother of Abass Akande PK1) and Mrs. Martinez Sanni (mother of Skales) were first and second runner-up respectively. They won N2million, N1million and N500,000 respectively. They shared the prize money with motherless babies’ homes of their choices.
SOS Village Isolo was chosen by Cohbams and Obesere, while Skales chose the Red Cross in Makoko.