Tuesday afternoon, I was busy killing my daily tasks when I heard the beep from mail client. At first I thought it was another mail containing another task to be done. Few minutes later, I realized I was wrong. It was a Google Alerts notification. An A-list site had mentioned me in one of their peice, for good :).
I couldn’t believe what I thought my eyes saw – “Oluwatobi Soyombo, Clive Uche, Zubair Abubakar… SEE 10 Nigerian techies to look out for in 2013“. 10 Nigerians? I mean, that’s out of over 160 million Nigerians? I was like Wow. It’s my first media recognition in 2013. Now, I gat some bragging rights, right? Here’s a link to the original piece [link]
According to piece:
Oluwatobi Soyombo: He has a core interest in social media, and also runs a web development outlet on the site. Brains behind socialmeep.com – a blog focused on social media and its application in everyday living including business, branding, technology, government, and more.
What lies ahead and Why it doesn’t mean much for now
Do they say that the enemy of great is good? Yeah…correct. That’s exactly how I choose to classify this. Glad to have made the list, but allowing that get into my head may just mean the end for me. This recognition came as a big challenge and I had to remind myself of the huge work ahead. A big challenge. A challenge that at the end of the year, I must make yet another list of the young Nigerians who made 2013 rock in the tech/digital content space.
This transcends money making or mere media fame. It’s a challenge that I need to keep serving myself to the world. I need to do all I can to keep validating my presence on this list. I need to boost my awesomeness a great deal.
Big thanks to everyone who find my content useful. You made this happen.
Just in case you’re wondering why this matters, wait till I make the Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur etc list sometimes soon. I’ll remind you 🙂