Yesterday, I was pointed to an awards site that had listed me as one of the nominees for the Nigeria Youth Merit Award in the ICT category.
At first, I said to myself, ‘Nah, there’s no way I can win this one’. Who I’m I in the ICT space? Even my tweet concurred with my thoughts.
On second thought, I tweeted:
Looking for a campaign manager! Interested? Apply @loyokezie
Was I serious?
Of course not! I’m just a ‘blogger’ in the tech space and haven’t really built any tech product or service that I should be proud of.
Is my technology blog, Techloy.com a tech product? Not sure, but perhaps more of an information product.
But have I catalysed the tech space in Nigeria, in some way? Some would agree, while others would vehemently disagree.
So why was I nominated, anyway? Not sure, but I’m guessing that those that nominated me felt that I’ve made some outstanding achievements within the tech media industry. [Thanks guys! ]
Yes, I founded the first technology blog dedicated to profiling and reviewing startups in Nigeria.
But hey, do I think I’ll win the award?
Not a chance I’ll win!
Just see the image below:
Image of online votes so far for the NYMA for ICT as captured on 6th of November, 2011 at 10:47am.
So why I can’t win the Nigeria Youth Merit Award for ICT?
For at least three reasons:
- I’m just a blogger in the tech space
- I haven’t built a tech product or service worth mentioning
- I’m nominated amongst a great list of techies that have something to show for their nominations
That said, here are my three favourites to win the award:
- Temitope Omotunde, who built the Afrinolly app, a Nollywood content mobile app.
- Zubair Abubakar, who developed the first Blackberry app for the Nigerian Constitution.
- Opeyemi Awoyemi, the tech god behind Jobberman, Nigeria’s leading job portal.
So now we know that I can’t possibly win this one, amidst these techies, at least I’ll appreciate a single vote from anyone, as no one seems to have voted for me yet
So will you vote for me? Here’s the link.
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