Nigerian chef and YouTuber, Yemisi Odusanya popularly known as Sisi Yemmi shares how changing her name to English helped her get a job faster in the UK.
She revealed this after BBC UK covered a story on a London-based Nigerian lawyer, Funke Abimbola who shared how her African name stopped her from getting job opportunities.
— TD (@TomiDee) February 5, 2020
Sisi Yemmie also shared that she tried applying for jobs for months and got none. However when she changed her name from Yemisi to her English name, Sophie, she got one immediately.
“Yup. I applied for jobs for months while i lived in the uk = nothing. I changed from my Yoruba Yemisi to Sophie. Got a job immediately. Ps. I didn’t get A NEW NAME. My middle name is on my passport and all documents , so just flipped it.”
Ps. I didn't get A NEW NAME. My middle name is on my passport and all documents , so just flipped it.
— SisiYėmmié.com ? (@Sisi_Yemmie) February 6, 2020
You May Also Like: