9jafoodie.com is two – Thank you from all of us

Coconut Chicken

First Recipe- Coconut Chicken

Hello Everyone!! This is an appreciation post; I will like to thank every single one of you guys for supporting this vision and journey. Words can’t explain how much gratitude I have for our “fans”, friends and followers.

The journey has been long but definitely not one that I have regrets about, I enjoy doing this and I hope to do more on a greater scale in the near future. This post will not be complete without a brief introduction, I have done this “anonymously” for the past few years, but it’s getting increasingly more difficult to separate my Naijafoodie/9jafoodie life and personal life. So here we go;

Name: Ronke .S. Adeyemi

Title: Creative Administrator

Education: Hons. Business & Economics, CPA

Day Job: Accountant – Financial Analyst

Why Food: As a young girl growing up in Nigeria I really wanted to be a farmer, everything about farming fascinated me. I left for Canada in 2005 for post secondary education with a dream of either Agricultural science or law. Clueless 18 year old me went through a phase and farming just wasn’t a “cool thing” to study , so I switched to business. The dream never died however, while most of my friends worked cool summer jobs, I slaved away in restaurant kitchens learning and taking in as much as I could.

The blogspot page littlemissgastronome started as a mini side project for me to document my love for food, 9jafoodie.com came out of that in November of 2011 with a greater vision for our future direction.

Two years later, here we are. I love agriculture, I love food and the ultimate dream is to make a mark on each stage of the food chain. I will also like to take this time to appreciate the baby sis, she works really hard on the social media side of things and most of you probably interact more with her online.

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Le me & le Babysis

There are more members of our team but they are in therapy for Camera-shyness. Lol.

Nigerian Blog Award: We are thankful to everyone who nominated us yet again for the awards this year, we are forever honored and in awe of your faith in us.  We have won the coveted best food blog category  the past two years and we are truly honored to be nominated again this year. If you will like to vote for us, please click here

Our First Recipe – Coconut Chicken Thighs

Our first recipe on this site is Coconut Chicken,  to honor our past we recreated the recipe. Please try the revamped recipe and let us know how it goes.


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  1. Franker December 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Stumbled on your blog n have been hooked ever since , congrats and well done , its been an inspiration following you.Godbless!

  2. Amy June 29, 2014 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Please Dont say I get Longer throat but what is the recipe of this picture you have on, I am salivating abeg, I dey wait.

  3. morufat March 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    You are doing an amazing job. I hope you open a big Africa restaurant one day.I love your website because it is so comprehensive with detailed information. You cant go wrong on the steps. I am so addicted that your page is always displayed on my browser at work. Hope to meet you in person too since we are in canada togther. much love from us in Montreal QC

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 29, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

      OMG!! are you serious? that is so great… here is hoping we have a Canadian cookout sometime.

  4. Ngozi March 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love your blog! Keep up the good work. Your posts always make my day.

  5. Mummy boys March 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your recipes, it’s really inspiring. God bless.

  6. msadetunji February 15, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your award! I recently made chin chin (and blogged about it on ayamstuffed.wordpress.com, please do check it out) and I got some of my ideas from your blog. More grease to your elbows and keep chasing your dreams!

  7. Anonymous January 13, 2014 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Please do u have an app for it?

  8. Bukola Jimoh Idris December 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    So good 2 see u doing well Ronke, will try out this ur fantastic dishes. All the best dear. Can’t bliv my eyes wen I saw it was u.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 29, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Thanks old friend.. you know i always liked food. I remember all the mayo you used to bring for me. lol.

  9. Joxy December 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary, looking forward to many more. I love your blog. You girls not only pretty, but super talented too 🙂

  10. Missy Tee December 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Yay! Now we know the face behind all the tempting pictures.

  11. YSD December 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!!! Pretty faces…

  12. adeola adelaja salman December 2, 2013 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Awwwwww Ronke can I be more proud of u…. well donemy darling. Am so trying out most of dis dishes. Will feed u back on the outcome.

  13. D Truth Uncensored (@frediliamomodu) December 1, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    The number one food site in Nigeria!!!! Happy birthday!!! I will be two too in December. May God continue to give you guys more food ideas. Winks…http://frediliadtruthuncensored.com/

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 1, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Thank you very much!!! happy birthday to you in advance.

  14. ruth November 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    and Happy Anniversary! post the cake 😉

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 1, 2013 at 9:50 am - Reply

      If only I could bake

      • ruth December 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm - Reply

        I guess I need to teach my teacher…

  15. ruth November 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    yay! I’m so excited, I kept wondering why there’s no picture. wow, CPA? how do you get the time to do all these? I like you! I’m an Accountant but not yet on the CPA track…Thank you guys so much. In case, you don’t know you guys have saved homes from falling apart, seriously. God bless you guys. nothing beats a healthy meal

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 1, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hahhaha… I am not really the picture everywhere type. Yea… I slowed things down a little as I wrote exams over the past two years. But I guess you always find time for things you care about. What type of accounting do you do? please don’t tell me Tax oh. AMEN AMEN to all your prayers.

      • ruth December 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

        eya! its Tax ooo..lol why na?

        • 9jafoodie
          9jafoodie December 7, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

          Chai! tax is intense man….that stuff will take over your everything. good luck though

  16. Cannime November 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Awwwwwwwwwwww.. Congrats ladies! Job well done!

  17. nikkisho November 28, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    awww…its so nice to finally seeee your face.!!!!..I’m SO happy. Happy blog anniversary. Keep up the good work beautiful ladies 🙂

  18. MrsAsh November 28, 2013 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Wow, lovely to see your faces. I’ve been using your recipes for a few years now – you’ve been my secret weapon when cooking for the in-laws and have certainly got me out of a few tricky kitchen situations. Thank you for being so generous in sharing all that you’ve learnt. You’re going to go far. Here’s to your empire!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      OMG! that is such a generous comment, thank you so so much!

  19. Toin November 28, 2013 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Yay!!! We finally see a face! Congratulations on everything dear *hugs*

  20. Mama tutuwaa Bruce-Appiah November 28, 2013 at 2:46 am - Reply

    You’ve been a blessing to my house hold May the good lord elevate you from glory to glory.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      AMEN AMEN AMEN! thank you so so much

  21. Minasek November 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm - Reply


    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      OMG…you are too kind. thank you much!

  22. @ilola November 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Wow. 9JaFoodie, you revealed your fine face. Well done ma’am.

  23. Prism of an Immigrant November 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    So this is the face and hands that have been punishing us with tantalizing food. I know I’ve said this before, but if to say I sabi chop picture, this website will not fine like this coz I for don chop all the picture finish. Congratulations on your second anniversary.

  24. mfoluwa November 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    ohhhh………. Beeen following your blog for a long while now and this is my first comment. You guys are soooooooooooo prettty!!!!!!! Yike, can’t get over it 🙂

    Congrats to 9jafoodie!!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Awwwww….sniff sniff.. now who paid you to say that? *jk* thank you very much!

  25. Lohi November 27, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Awww congrats on TWO! Trust me I know how challenging it can get! Here is to many more my colleague 😀

  26. Khafilat Shuaib November 27, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I’m an ardent follower of your post, you are doing a good job….. your face hasn’t change one bit from highschool days. Keep up the good work

  27. atoskin November 27, 2013 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Finally i get to see 9jafoodie’s face!!! Woohoo!. Congratulations on your nominations, i wish you all the very best.

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