Ace actor and host of ‘Real News’, Akrobeto warmed the hearts of his numerous viewers after he dressed like a woman to present the last edition of his programme ahead of Mothers’ Day.
Real News is hosted by the Kumasi-based actor on United Television (UTV) and to honour women ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, May, 9, he dressed beautifully in an African-themed dress.
Akrobeto, born Akwasi Boadi seized the moment to advise men to treat women well because they are really special.
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What’s Mother’s Day?
Here’s what Wikipedia says about this popular celebration.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day. The modern Mother’s Day began in the United States, at the initiative of Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century.
It is not directly related to the many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have existed throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the mother god Rhea, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Laetare Sunday celebration (associated with the image of Mother Church).
However, in some countries, Mother’s Day is still synonymous with these older traditions.
The American version of Mother’s Day has been criticized for having become too commercialized. Founder Jarvis herself regretted this commercialism and expressed that this was never her intention.
In response, Constance Adelaide Smith successfully advocated for Mothering Sunday as a commemoration of a broader definition of motherhood in many other parts of the English-speaking world.