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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Know My Roots : Sisi


Sisi -- [pronounced seesee]

is the Yoruba word for a young lady. Often used as a term of endearment, It's no wonder the words sisi mi [my young lady] can be usually heard in places such markets, shops & restaurants. It's mostly used to call the attention of young ladies, therefore, it's become quite a common title. However, the word sisi had always sounded sweet to my ears and I believe that was the reason behind it's very first uses. It's original use, I believe, was to flatter & describe young, beautiful ladies. Whatever the case, let's face it ladies, age aside, it's always nice to be called a sisi once in a while.

By the way, check out the two sisi in the pic [not mine], are their geles & dresses hot or what? Not to talk of how pretty they are.



  1. Fine fine sisi! Sisi does sound sweet to say and hear. I'm sure most Nigerian/Yoruba ladies love been referred to as 'sisi mi.' :)

  2. I was just thinking that! Lol! About the ladies in the pictures being sooo pretty and their geles! Whew! And yes, it's sweet to be called a sisi!
    I love this "know my roots" series. So fun!

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  3. Hey, we use sisi too, in most southern african languages actually. But depending on who says it, sometimes it doesnt sound so endearing :)

    1. Oh really? Thank you for sharing that sis!

  4. Who knew? My sister calls me Sissy. I might just start calling her Sisi!


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