It was Saturday, July 14 at exactly 8:47am, still sleeping when I got a call from a lady and she introduced herself as Shola. She went on to say that she was calling on behalf of The Future Award committee. In that instance I was wondering while she was calling when she said, “We have being trying to get your phone number for days and we just did. Because I want to inform you that you have being nominated for The Future Award…” the line went dead.
I quickly called to confirm what I just heard (smiling). And she picked.
“Hello, this is Ejiro”, I said.
“So, sorry I ran out of credit”, she said.
“No, problem,” I replied.
She concluded that #SaveOke campaign which went viral few months ago and had a huge success was recognized and was nominated for the Best Use of New Media Category.
I was beyond words, I couldn’t believe that an idea agreed upon by few friends to raise funds for Oke’s surgery could one day become distinguished amongst many great cause in this country.
She requested for my details and other information.
By Tuesday, July 17,2012 I received an email for The Future Award working committee on details about the nomination. I found out that I was in a category with some bright minds and distinguished young people, like Japheth Omojuwa, Seun Fakze (Beacons), Ediong Umoh (NigeriaNewsDesk), Gidi_Traffic etc. This show that the nomination of #SaveOke campaign was a worthy cause and we deserve to win.
Please, vote #SaveOke as the Best Use of New Media category for TFA 2012.
Kindly, vote for us, by sending an SMS, “TFA, #SaveOke, Best Use of New Media” to 33120 (all network). SMS cost N50 only. Also, votoing can be done online via link below:
Once you submit your vote online, you will receive a message in your mail box, click on the link in your box confirm vote.
You can only vote with one email online but you can vote countless times via SMS
*There is nothing more powerful than an IDEA whose time has come – Victor Hugo*