So many important things have happened in my life that naming one would be hard, but if I had to say the first one it would be when I was published by a Nigerian magazine as one of the Top 5 Digital Marketers in the Country.
I got into digital marketing as a joke, I happened to be one of the first Nigerians to get really active on social media. It was a hobby for me, and I gained a large following. So then I was contacted by a rep from Indomie, who asked me to do a couple of tweets for their event. From then I started getting contacted by other companies, and that’s how it started. It wasn’t a career then, but now we have thousands of Nigerians who do it. I guess I can say I was one of the pioneers.
When people ask me what makes me different, I tell them I wouldn’t say that I’m any different. Like I said, I was simply one of the first and there were few people doing it then. But I suppose I gained a lot of experience which people value, and that gives me an edge. I wouldn’t say I was lucky either, I worked really hard for that recognition.
The day I was named by the magazine as one of the Top 5 Digital Marketers in Nigeria, I was first contacted by email for an interview. Then after they published the story, I got many calls congratulating me. I also got more jobs because of that publication, in fact, I still do to this day. It felt really special and I am ever grateful for it. I have built a career for myself in digital marketing since, I also run an entertainment and news website. I want to go back to college though to study more on this craft.