The topic for the day is the importance of anonymity on social media as it allows individuals to freely express themselves without the fear of any or little repercussion.
In this episode, our personality profile is one Nigerian social media influencer.
Questions asked covered educational background, his family and other areas.
Keep reading to find out more about this personality.
Meet Mr. Samuel Oladimeji Edun popularly known on Twitter as Oloye, A Nigerian Social Media Influencer.
A social media influencer is someone who has established credibility, has access to a huge audience and can persuade others to act based on their recommendations.
This huge audience enables influencers to spark social dialogues, create participation, and, eventually, set trends among a responsive and socially aware audience.
Oloye is one of the ‘heavyweights’ on Twitter with over 125k followers at the time this article was written.
He stated that, Twitter in his opinion tops all social media platforms as the platform provides room for individuals to share their thoughts on varying topics which makes it which enables one to see and understand things from another person’s perspective.
Mr. Samuel had his elementary education in Christ Light Primary School, Lagos State in the year 1998.
He then proceeded to The African Church Model College, Ifako ijaye, Lagos State in 2005.
He was later elected the senior boys prefect in his final year.
At the tertiary level, Oleye read Computer Science and Engineering at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology popularly known as LAUTECH in 2013. He later became the departmental representative at LAUTECH.
He’s currently pursuing his master’s degree in Public Administration.
Any dark moment on Twitter?
He told us that at a point, he felt like blocking some fellow Twitter users and even to the extent of deactivating his own account.
He made reference to the #EndSars movement.
End SARS is a decentralized social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses according to Wikipedia.
It was the first time he saw majority of Nigerian youth coming together to voice out their displeasure on police brutality and bad governance regardless of their ethnic group or religion.
Unfortunately the protest led to what was captured by basically every major news station in the world which is the #LekkiMassacre where Nigerian youth were unlawfully killed, arrested while some are still missing if not on exile according to sources.
Our thoughts and condolence to all who lost their relatives during such hard times.
Oloye stated that, he loves football and Manchester United is his favorite team.
He complained about the fact that the team is having seems to be clueless on the actual problem the team is facing be it the players, manager or the board.
Mr. Samuel worked with several big brands including, MTN, MunchIT, Huobi Global, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) just to mention few.
Currently, he is working with Guinness, iTEL Nigeria, ItelNigeria, KuCoin among others.
He stated that what keeps him going are people who smiles and are kind to strangers.
They have no reason to be kind or smile to them but they do and that goes a long way to make someone’s day intentionally or unintentionally and this means a lot to him.
As a brand, negative comments on social media can only damage your brand’s reputation if they go unanswered.
Ignoring a negative comment would not only give another reason to the angry client to dislike your brand but will also damage your social proof.
Negative comments provide testimony that you cannot succeed at your goals, which can be demotivating.
There is a claim that people need to experience positive feelings about three times more often than negative feelings in order to maintain positive moods.
On people’s views or content.
Most of the time people just tag along on things they know little about and that’s what we see on the daily on social media.
People go through a lot offline and come to social media to ease off, we shouldn’t make it worse for them.
You can always disagree to agree.
Be mindful of words or phrase you used on social media especially when commenting under people’s tweets.
Why anonymous on Twitter?
He concluded by saying his colleagues and friends on social media know him personally and they have his pictures yet they don’t share them on social media and they don’t see the need to upload them on social media.
Kindly click on the link below to follow Oloye on Twitter