#WOMENWHOWIN : ADAKU UFERE - YOUNG AFRICAN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Twitter: @AdakuUfere
It's a wonderful thing to see Africans all over the world doing amazing things, and I love to celebrate it! One of such people is Adaku Ufere, who is a lawyer at a pan-African law firm, managing legal teams across Africa - including Ghana, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea. Adaku has an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a BL from the Nigerian Law School and an LLM in Oil and Gas from the University of Aberdeen. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar and the International Bar Association, and is a certified Chartered Arbitrator, as well as an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom.


Her achievements don't end there though; Adaku was named one of the 40 Under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2016 and bagged the award for the Attorney of the Year from the African Leaders Awards in 2017! More recentlythis trailblazer was named Young African Professional of the Year by the Independent Pan-African Youth Parliament in Johannesburg.







Through her Twitter page, Adaku revealed, "I also got the opportunity to present a paper on Women in Leadership which will form part of a policy document to be submitted to the African Union." Go, girl!



You'd think she couldn't be any more of your #WCE, but on the 6th of June, 2018 she was selected to be a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, an initiative designed to empower impactful Africans all over the continent, through academic coursework, leadership training and networking.




What's not to love?! Here's to more women, like Adaku Ufere, shattering glass ceilings, one stone at a time!


5 GOOD REASONS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL MORE

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received is: "all you people do in this Lagos is look for money. Don't forget to enjoy life o!" It was such short, impromptu counselling, but it stuck on mind like glue. Even if you live in a slower-paced town/part of the world than Lagos, it's so easy to get caught up in everyday life (and the monotony of it) that you forget there is more to living.

As you probably know, travelling is one of my favourite things to do. Aside from it being a time of refreshment for me, I also find that opening yourself up to new experiences, from time to time, has several benefits. Before you sigh because you think you can't afford 'that travel life', or just can't get the time off, this is why you need to do it more often:

MY WEEKLY MEAL PLAN | NIGERIAN MENU | MEAL PLANNING TIPS

I put up a post on instagram few days ago talking about how I feel like I spend a large chunk of my life thinking of what to cook, looking for what to eat and actually cooking, it is stressful and I hope I would be able to afford a personal chef someday...when I don hammer. LOL. Before then Menu Planning is the way to go. Menu Planning for the week, and for the month helps me reduce stress, saves time, saves money and I eat healthier. If you want to see how I plan my menu + see what is on my menu for June, then click more. 

RIBENA AWARDS 750 CHILDREN FOR EXEMPLARY CHARACTER AND GOOD VALUES


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It was all fun and excitement at the recently held Ribena Good Values Awards ceremony which took place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Grandeur Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. Ribena, one of the leading nutritional fruit drinks from the stables of Suntory Beverage and Foods Nigeria Limited, celebrated hundreds of children from 150 schools for portraying exemplary character and being ambassadors of good values. The event saw a huge turnout, in thousands, of school children who were also accompanied by their teachers and parents.

LEFTOVER WHITE RICE TURNS STIR FRY RICE

How many times have you had the same old boring white rice? I don't like eating leftovers but whenever I upgrade it, it's special and I enjoy it just like it was freshly made. Take your white Rice from boring to banging by adding a few vegetables, beef or chicken and some spices. No one would believe this is a leftover makeover! The ingredients are preparation method are in this post, also video demonstration if you learn better that way. For more Nigerian and Nigerian Inspired/Fusion Recipes, click HERE

RAISING THE NEXT PRESIDENT | SISI WEEKLY


How would you raise your child if someone (let's say a prophet) told you that she\he was going to be the president of the country when he grows up? I'm sure you would be intentional about your parenting and making sure that child achieves their potential. All children are seeds, and can become anything, in this vlog I share what my toddler says he want's to become. Also, we are doing a bit of interior decorating-I cannot wait to give you a tour!

ARE YOU BURNING OUT? | HERE ARE THE MAJOR SIGNS YOU NEED A MENTAL BREAK


Sometimes, you just want to shout, "pause!" at life, the way you can at a smart TV, but unfortunately and much to the disappointment of many, it doesn't work like that. Between work, business, family life and other responsibilities, it's so easy to start running on an empty tank without even realising it. But remember: you can't pour from an empty cup. Here are key signs you need to take a break from work/regular life, re-energise and get that spring back in your step:

8 NEW WAYS TO SURVIVE LIFE IN LAGOS

Lagos is one of the liveliest, interesting, enjoyable places to live, but most of us can also agree it's equally just crazy - nearly all the time. How do we get by in this action-packed city of ours? The answer is to keep evolving! Here's how to survive now - and keep surviving - in Lagos:

WHERE I ATE TODAY IN LAGOS | BLACKBELL BISTRO


There are a lot of new spots popping up in Lagos too frequently for me to keep count. However, I will do my best to showcase whichever ones I visit and like. Today I visited Blackbell-it is a Bistro, Lounge and more. It is not totally new, but it will be my first time visiting the new space in Victoria Island (on Adeola Odeku). I visited the one in Lekki (Admiralty Way) once to see what it was about but I was not impressed, however this new one in V.I had me taking photos left, right center...I did not expect it to be as nice as it was! But was my husband impressed??? 

MY FIRST COMMERCIAL - NASCO CORNFLAKES!

I'm so excited to announce that I am in a commercial-you guys! Growing up Nasco cornflakes was my favourite, and when I lived outside Nigeria I would always buy it, along with other items to take back with me (plus I'm one of those people that must eat cornflakes with hot water ha ha ha, because that is how I grew up eating it)...SO you can imagine how awesome this is for me-I get to work with a brand I have enjoyed since forever. In THIS VLOG I showed behind the scenes, press PLAY if you're interested in that.

HOW I BALANCE FAMILY, CAREER & EVERYTHING

I have so much respect for women! Building and enjoying a fulfilling career, being a wife and a mother as well as one million other things is TOUGH (Nod if you agree). It's a learning curve - and I'm no where there yet - but here is how I manage being Sisi Yemmie 'the brand' and Yemisi at home! There's a surprising angle to the Proverbs 31 woman that people hardly talk about, but I will tell you.

Watch my vlog below and share with me how you balance it all in the comment section!:
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