HOW MY BODY HAS CHANGED | TWO BABIES LATER | POST PARTUM BODY

I have decided to share my Post Part Body with you and talk about some of the changes I have experienced, after my second baby. Things are certainly different. Some of these changes may be permanent, others temporary but we all agree that the body may never go back to what it was before and that does not have to be a bad thing! I celebrate every change. 

WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY 2019 | GSK



Did you know that according to UNICEF “Pneumonia accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing 920,136 children in 2015.”? Shocking, right… wait for this, Pneumonia is also the number 1 killer among the leading infectious diseases. It takes more young lives than malaria, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS combined. Yes, you just read right.

WINNERS EMERGE IN THE FCMB FLEXXTERN 4.0 CONTEST


Another set of thirty young Nigerian graduates are ready to gain first-hand work experience and employment opportunity in the corporate world under the fourth edition of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) internship programme and contest, tagged #FCMBFlexxtern. The participants, who are between the ages of 16 and 25, emerged victorious in an online contest organised by the Bank as part of its youth engagement, capacity building and reward initiatives. This brings to fifty, the number of winners produced by the #FCMBFlexxtern initiative since it was launched in 2016.

EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED LATELY! LIFE IN LAGOS

Hello my loves! #SisiWeekly is HERE and I know it has been a struggle to publish this content for so many reasons: 
  •  Mom of 2 Life is incredibly busy! Whew! 
  • My internet has not been the best, oh the struggle!

FCMB EXCITES NIGERIANS AT COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT


The 2019 edition of the COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament, sponsored by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) came to an exciting end on Sunday, November 3, with a commitment by the Bank to sustain its support to initiatives that promote youths, sports and overall national development. This marks the eighth consecutive year that FCMB has sponsored the tournament.

CHICKEN FETTUCINE ALFREDO RECIPE

This is one of my favourite meals to have at one of my favourite restaurants! It was my ultimate craving especially when I was pregnant so I had to learn how to make it instead of taking the long drive and spending a fortune on Restaurant meals. The awesome thing about learning to make this Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is that you can put your own spin on it! So , I present to you my Nigerian version of the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo!

FCMB WINS EXCELLENCE AWARD IN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AS ADAM NURU EMERGES OF THE YEAR


First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited’s giant strides and impressive performance in service delivery and customer satisfaction in the Nigerian banking industry, have again been recognised. The latest is the conferment of the prestigious award of, ‘‘Excellence in Customer Experience Enhancement’’, on the Bank at the Finnovex West Africa Awards, held on October 22, 2019 in Lagos. In addition, the Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Adam Nuru, emerged as the CEO of the year. They were elected to the positions after a survey conducted by the organisers of the award which involved Banks’ customers.

FOREMOST TOURISM PLATFORM VISIT NAIJA LAUNCHES WITH A DAY-CATION IN LAGOS


Internal tourism is fast spreading within countries and Nigeria isn’t left out. Blessed with vast geographical and historic landmarks, the beauty, serenity and hidden treasures in nature in Nigeria is yet to be tapped and enjoyed by many. Its why tech-tourism platform, Visit Naija is breaking the norm by introducing its services to Nigerians, Africans & all who would love to experience the true beauty of Nigeria through internal tourism.

HOW MTN MPULSE TOOK OVER MY DAY AND I LOVED IT!



Everyone that follows my story knows how particular I am about documenting everything about raising a child. From what to pack in preparation for delivery, down to baby essentials, places to take your kids to and steps to take when preparing for school resumption. So, when I heard that over 5,000 kids would gather in one location in Lagos, you could bet that you would find me there.

GROUNDNUT SOUP RECIPE + EASY AND DELICIOUS!

I believe Groundnut Soup is pone of the most underrated soups we have in Nigeria. For a soup so full of flavour, almost addictive and easy to prepare, I wonder why it isn't as popular as Egusi or Okra Soup? My husband has declared that it is his 2nd favourite soup after Egusi and this is coming from someone that does not eat "swallow".  There are different versions of Groundnut Soup, even within Nigeria. This version I use is common with Etsakor/Auchi/Edo folk, of course I have made it to suit my taste, more delicious! Try it out! 

COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY | DINNER WITH SISIYEMMIE | ASMR COOKING

Meal Inspiration for you if you need some... Cook with me! This recipe is Coconut Chicken Curry, if you've been a long time SisiYemmie Stan then you know Coconut is a fave. This is an updated recipe from the Chicken Curry I already have. I hope you enjoy this video.

DO YOU EMPLOY STAFF? VERIFY THEIR IDENTITIES ON VERIFYME.NG

If you live in Nigeria, live in a home of your own, or have children, you have a good idea of how difficult it can be hiring and/or maintaining domestic staff – nannies, cleaners, drivers, security guards, you-name-it. Though not all support staff have harmful intentions, we all know (or, at least, have heard) of horror stories, from dealing with dishonesty and theft, to more severe cases of physical or sexual abuse. It can be such a challenge to put your faith in the people who are often closest to us, and it’s a big personal concern for me with two little kids.

5 YEARS MARRIED?! | THE TRUTH | SISIWEEKLY

Can you believe it has been years since we  won My Big Nigerian Wedding and said I DO? Time flies by so quickly. 5 Years later, 2 kids, a boy and a girl-we are grateful! Today's vlog we shared how we celebrated our anniversary and the launch of AugustSecret products. AugustSecrets Nigeria is a growing baby and toddler food solutions company with the goal of helping Nigerian mothers home and abroad to feed their children. Hope you enjoy the vlog!

COOK DINNER WITH ME | DELICIOUS PLANTAIN POTTAGE !

Plantain pottage is so easy to prepare and it is a one pot meal, if you you're looking for fast meal inspirations this is it. You can use unripe or half ripe plantain. Cook with me!

HAVE YOU TRIED CHICKEN BREAD? I TRY SARDINE, CHOCOLATE & COCONUT BREAD!

If you love Bread put your hands up. If you've ever had Bread with Butter, Beans, Stew, Sardine, Eggs then you know what hot soft bread means. What's your favourite way to enjoy bread? I stopped by at the Breadish Bakery in Yaba a few days ago and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they have Chicken Bread, Sardine Bread, Chocolate Bread, Coconut Bread! What do these taste like? Watch the video below. If you enjoy this video, click the LIKE Button on the video and leave me a comment, I love to read your contributions. If you've been watching my videos and you are not SUBSCRIBED, do SUBSCRIBE now so that you never miss my videos. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE.

YOUR BABY NEEDS THESE - NEWBORN (0 -3 MONTHS) ESSENTIALS 2019

Today I am excited to share the items my baby used from Newborn to 3 Months so that other moms out there can have an easier time. When I had my firstborn I was inexperienced on every level and not as informed as I am now. I bought so much stuff that my baby never used and I had to give them away later. Now I have another baby, I know better.

FCMB REWARDS HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS IN SECOND DRAWS OF "MILLIONAIRE PROMO SEASON6"




On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, another set of 644 customers of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) emerged winners in the ongoing bumper reward scheme of the Bank tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 6’’ (visit www.fcmb.com/millionaire). The exercise, the second since the season 6 of the promo began in March this year, was held at the regional and zonal levels of the Bank across Nigeria. It was witnessed by officials of Consumer Protection Council (CPC), National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), community leaders, customers of FCMB and other dignitaries from all walks of life.

A FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO LONG HAUL FLIGHTS




A long flight can be stressful and boring. You may feel weird and look like is this an ending journey. The crew can come and say 6 hours down and 11 hours to more to go. It may be strange to you. Therefore, a long-distance flight requires proper planning. If important things are taken along with you, the journey may seem short and enjoyable to you.

Sometimes the mega hours plane journey may not be a problem; the recycled air, annoying seat partner, and many other things can make the trip to be boring. In this post, guides to make that long journey short, fun, and enjoyable experience will be discussed.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO | SISI WEEKLY

Hello loves, hope you are well? I need your feedback on a decision I have been considering for a while now. Please watch the video and let me know what you think about my question. While you're watching, if you're not SUBSCRIBED, do so! 

INTRODUCING AUGUST SECRETS FIRST KIDDIES FOOD FESTIVAL


Parenting is hard work, and there are no real short cuts.


Children are one of life’s greatest joys, but there's no doubt about it - taking care of them is also one of life’s greatest challenges especially for parents/guardians who love to feed their bundles of joy with healthy options, but in juggling work and other activities, would need an extra hand getting recommendable solutions.

MY NIGERIAN FOOD TIMETABLE FOR THE MONTH | MEAL PLANNING


Here is a copy of my Family Meal Time Table for the month of JULY, I have gotten a lot of request to share this so I hope it helps. I find it very stressful to go day by day with no meal plan, it is usually a recipe for disaster because meals will be late, we will not be able to keep track of what we eat, eating impulsively is expensive and meal planning and prepping will save you a lot of time! 

AVALA, ISILOMO BECOME FIRST SET OF BBNAIJA CASUALTIES, EVICTED BUT HEADS HIGH




With their heads still held high, Isilomo and Avala who became the first causalities of the eviction game of the 2019 Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) held high their heads even as they crashed out of the popular reality show broadcasted throughout Africa. 

FCMB OPENS NEW BRANCH IN ILE-IFE OSUN STATE...REITERATES COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENT SERVICE DELIVERY




On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) opened a new ultra-modern branch in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The new branch is located at 3, Akarabata Layout (along Lagere Road), Ile-Ife. The development is in line with the Bank’s strategic expansion drive and commitment towards bringing its banking services closer to the doorsteps of more people and businesses, while also promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. This brings to 3 the number of branches of FCMB in Osun state and 206 nationwide. 

TOP 5 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS THIS SUMMER



Trying to plan a last-minute trip this summer? Check out some interesting locations you can visit on a budget with lots of exciting activities to add to your itinerary.

WHY BET9JA IS SUPPORTING BBNAIJA 2019



As the much anticipated Big Brother Naija 2019 reality show is set to kick off this weekend, Olufemi Osobajo, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, Bet9ja, has revealed why the company is supporting the popular show.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MATERNITY HOSPITAL IN NIGERIA | 5 TIPS

One of the worries I had while I was pregnant was deciding what hospital I was going to have my baby...I searched for lists of best maternity hospitals in Lagos. I knew I wanted a Scheduled C-Section so I made sure I did a lot of research because I was trying to avoid the experience I had with my first pregnancy. I read a lot of articles, watched a lot of mommy youtubers and I knew what to look out for . Press Play to see the tips!

INFLUENCER MOM LIFESTYLE | COME TO WORK WITH ME

I get a lot of questions about my career as "an influencer", youtube/blogger and what do I really do. It can be hard to explain sometimes because the job description is a lot. In my weekly blog (Sisi Weekly) I will show you what a few days of the week is like for me. I hope you enjoy watching. Press Play below and click HERE to SUBSCRIBE

WHY I LEFT MY BABY AT THE HOSPITAL

I mentioned in one of my blogs that I had to take my baby back to the hospital to stay in the neonatal ward and I left her there for a couple of days. It was a really stressful time for me and my family-no pregnant woman wants to go home from the hospital without her baby, so you can try to imagine how the scenario was. If you are interested in know this whole background story, press play below.

70+ TRENDING & MEANINGFUL YORUBA NAMES FOR 2019

I've been asked many times to choose baby names and that's because they think I'm good at this sort of thing. Well, like you, I like beautiful, creative names that have a profound meaning. I believe names are so important and a lot of thought should go into it. With both of my kids I chose their names before they were born and for one of my kids before conception. I recently got one of such requests "to help pick a good name" and I thought I'd share my findings with you. I'm Yoruba so I can only help with trending\modern Yoruba names, you can contribute in the comments.

PEANUT & CHICKEN MACARONI | 30 MINUTE MEAL

This Peanut inspired Macaroni is so easy to prepare and really delicious! It is a comfort meal-it has a lot of my favourite ingredients, Coconut milk, Chicken, Peanut flavour, Suya Spice (I know! LOL). I hope you try this, I would love your feedback! The Recipe (measurements and description) is below, but if you want to watch how I prepare it instead of reading, click HERE

5 HACKS FOR CUTTING ONIONS WITHOUT TEARS!

Cutting Onions will bring even the toughest of us to tears- Onions are so small, yet that powerful! So why do we cry when we cut an Onion? When you cut an Onion it releases an irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide also known as lachrymatory factor (LF). It stimulates our lachrymal glands which causes the tears.

There are so many unproven methods for cutting onions without it hurting your eyes, some include lighting a match stick, place one end in your mouth while it burns - as if you're smoking the stick. LOL.Ignore that. Try these 5 tips and thank me later:

14 PLACES TO TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO IN LAGOS


With Children's Day just around the corner, most kids are wondering what they will do for fun to celebrate and a lot of parents are also looking for a good time for their children. There are so many places you can visit in Lagos but here are my top Places To Take Your Kids To In Lagos, if you have fun places that you have visited that are not on this list please leave it in the comments section.

T.H.U.G PRAISE & WORSHIP EXPERIENCE 2019 | GUIDING LIGHT ASSEMBLY


In the midst of all that is going on in Nigeria, with the economic challenges, adversities & doubts. At such a time as this, God wants to move us all to another level in our lives. The purpose of each level is to help us grow and to become the more that God intends for us to be. It’s time to lift up our worship and praises HIGHER even in the midst of the storm.

WHY I CHOSE A 2ND C-SECTION INSTEAD OF A VBAC | C-SECTION Q & A

"Why another C-Section instead of trying for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) " was the most question I got asked when I posted the video of my LIVE BIRTH. So I decided to answer all the C-Section related questions in one video because the answer to someone's question may be what you need to hear. If you're not following me on Instagram (@sisi_yemmie) you are missing out on the opportunity to ask me questions and interact on a personal level-join the family! If you still have more questions, feel free to ask.

HOW TO CUT VEGETABLES LIKE A PRO CHEF!




Knife skills are absolutely necessary if you spend a lot of time cooking-because prepping is what makes everything easier. Certainly there are gadgets that can be used to make cutting vegetables easier, faster and more precise but I still like to use a knife. What you need for such cuts is a sharp Chef knife (which every kitchen should have) and a chopping board. There are a variety of cutting techniques you can use, but these are my favourites.

MAKE STEW WITH NO TOMATOES | TURKEY STEW RECIPE

If you think you need Tomatoes to make delicious stew, think again! I will show you how to make stew that you are proud of; I already showed you how to make Buka Stew, Ayamase Stew, Chicken Stew, Fish Stew and now Turkey Stew. If you are interested in this recipe keep reading and don't forget you can go over to my YouTube channel so you can see the process of making it, please SUBSCRIBE because it is FREE and so that whenever I upload a new recipe you get it FIRST!

ONE FOR BABY, ONE FOR MUMMY: HAYAT KIMYA NIGERIA LTD UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS: MOLPED SANITARY PADS & MOLFIX PANTS !

From Left to right: Onyinyechi Nwosu , Brand Manger Molped sanitary Pads category, Familia Tissues & Papia Tissues categories. Ayobami  Kalesanwo, assistant brand Manager diapers category, Roseline Abaraonye, Marketing Manager Nigeria, Hakan Misri Managing Director Hayat Kimya Nigeria, Mr Yunus Atmaca Group Campus and Plant Manager Hayat Kimya, Chioma Mgbaramuko , Senior Brand Manager Diapers Category (Molfix & Bebem),
Motayo Latunji, Sales Director Hayat Kimya Nigeria at Hayat Kimya Nigeria Limited  MOLPED Sanitary Pads and MOLFIX PANTS product launch event at Eko Hotel Victoria Island.
Hayat Kimya keeps innovating in Nigeria on the 24th of April, 2019, they ventured into the sanitary pad category with the MOLPED sanitary pad and also launched MOLFIX Pant. Following in this tradition of excellence, Hayat Kimya Nigeria successfully launched MOLFIX, its flagship diaper brand, into the market in May 2015. Four years after, the brand has indeed made both Consumers and Customers ‘Happy today, Happy tomorrow’ due to its consistent high quality and availability.

WHAT A DAY IN MY LIFE WITH A NEWBORN & TODDLER LOOKS LIKE (24 HOURS)

I have to tell you that I have not had a full cycle of sleep since I became a mom of two! Ha ha ha. Mom of two life is fun, tiring, but fun! This is not what my every day looks like though, every day is almost different but there are some things that are the same: baby must eat, poop, cry, sleep. Toddler might throw tantrums, seek for attention and eat, poop, cry, sleep. That seems to be the pattern for kids. In this video it was the last day of school so we were all excited (I can rest from school runs for a while). Enjoy!

SOMETHING EASY IS HERE - YOUR PHONE NUMBER IS YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER


Leading Lender, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has taken another major leap in the retail and mobile banking segments of the Nigerian financial services industry. It has launched a new product called FCMB Easy Account. Described as banking made accessible to all, a significant and value-added feature of this product is that the telephone numbers of the customers, without the first digit, serve as their respective account numbers. The Account is an enhanced version of its *329# USSD platform.

MY C-SECTION BIRTH IN LAGOS | LIVE BIRTH VLOG

About a month ago I had my second baby by C-Section, not an Emergency C-Section like my first child which was traumatising (you watch it HERE), this time it was an Elective C-Section and I will publish a video soon talking my experience this time. I decided to film this birth experience just because I wanted to, and I hope you enjoy watching. Since publishing this video on my YouTube channel a few weeks back, I have received a lot of questions about C-Section Birth in Lagos / Nigeria. If you have any question regarding my birth experience then feel free to leave a comment or send me an email sisi@sisiyemmie.com . To continue watching my Birth Vlog, press play below.

PEPSODENT, NDA CELEBRATE WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY WITH DENTAL OUTREACHES, "CALL A DOCTOR"


L-R: A pupil settles for the brush day and night pose at the Pepsodent 2019 World Oral Health Day celebration.
Oral care advocate, Pepsodent and the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) have initiated dental outreaches in Lagos schools and markets and a dedicated, toll-free oral care support system- Call A Dentist to commemorate 2019 World Oral Health Day. 

The programmes are key components of the Pepsodent oral care mission in partnership with NDA, World Dental Federation, FDI, federal and state ministries of health.

#SheVentures - 4 REASONS EVERY NIGERIAN BUSINESS SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS NEW PROPOSITION



Reports show that women make up 49% of Nigeria’s adult population. However, only about 42% of them have access to formal financial services. Moreover, 42.7% of Nigerian women are business owners out of which only an estimated 2% have access to capital and loans to grow their businesses. It is also reported that around 7 million businesses will be set-up by Nigerian women in the year 2021 with the potential to create 8.9 million jobs and unlock billions in revenue for the country.

WOHD 2019 : PEPSODENT ADVOCATES FOR INCREASED AWARENESS ON ORAL HYGIENE


Oral care brand and advocate, Pepsodent has called for increased awareness on oral hygiene to combat poor oral health in Nigeria. 

While making the call at a press briefing to commemorate this year’s World Oral Health Day, the Category Manager, Oral Care, Unilever Nigeria, Salu Toluwaleke, said that poor oral health not only damages teeth especially children's teeth, it can also lower their self-esteem and harm their performance at school. “According to a global study* commissioned by Unilever Oral Care. The report, published ahead of World Oral Health Day on March 20, shows that the quality of a child’s oral care can have an impact beyond obvious medical problems like bad breath and dental pain; it can also limit their potential and negatively impact their self-esteem.”  She said.  
Joining the call to raise awareness for oral hygiene in Nigeria, the President, Nigerian Dental Association (NDA), Dr Evelyn Eshikena said that the time has come, for all stakeholders in the private and public sectors to address the challenge of poor oral health among Nigerians through partnership.

WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG | GIVING BIRTH IN NIGERIA

This is one question I have been getting a lot of since I shared news of my pregnancy. If you' interested in the content of my delivery bag, then the list below will help. It is not a comprehensive list as my needs with yours may not be exact and the hospital requirements differ. However, it is a list of the necessities. 

YORUBA TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT 2019 | MY SISTERS WEDDING VLOG

My favourite type of wedding is any traditional marriage just because it is usually colourful and highlights a beautiful culture. My sister got married a few weeks ago so we had the Yoruba Introduction Ceremony HERE and now we have the Traditional Engagement which was so beautiful-I did not want it to end. Nigerian weddings are opulent and so much fun! 

A DAY IN MY LIFE | BACK TO SCHOOL | PREGNANT WITH TODDLER

How are you coping with Back-To School season? I know a lot of parents are actually relieved that the kids are back to school and occupied. Here's a day in my life preparing my toddler for school. If you enjoy vlogs, then you'll enjoy this :)

2018 IN A NUTSHELL | PLEASE READ

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Happy New Year ! Hope 2019 has been treating you good so far? I feel like January is actually rushing by even though it has a reputation for being a "slow" month. What do you think? It's already the 9th! How come?! So far it has been good and I feel this will be the perfect time for me to review my 2018 especially my 2018 vision board. Have you ever created a vision board? I did last year! If you want to see how to create a vision board click HERE

Let's talk about 2018...It was generally quite stressful for me, especially emotionally. Towards the end of the year we lost Tosyn Bucknor and it was very sad. This is actually the first time I'm acknowledging it on my blog and I have not even talked about it on my YouTube channel. I was so sad. 
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