Two undergraduates in Nigeria from the Federal University of Technology, Akure: Morji Joel and Adetunji Adedotun have been nominated in the 5th edition of an international award honoring the best in social media: SHORTY AWARDS. This award is social media’s version of the Oscars- which recognizes the best in the movie industry, the Grammys-which recognizes the best in the music industry; Shorty recognizes the best in social media.
“Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the… Shorty Awards”
The Shorty Awards are a worldwide effort to engage hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to identify the best people and organizations on social media, culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City.
The Shorty Awards are produced by Sawhorse Media, a New York-based technology startup. Sawhorse also created and runs Muck Rack, the leading network to connect with journalists on social media.
The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media; recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web.
Every year, millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site to support their favorite social media content creators by tweeting nominations. All those tweets culminate in a highly anticipated awards ceremony that celebrates the winners as chosen by categories.
The Shorty Awards also honors the industry’s best agencies, brands, and social media professionals.
The Shorty Awards ceremony will be on April 8, 2013 at the Times Center in New York City.
ABOUT US (NOMINEES)
500 level student of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MET&MAT), FUTA, Mordi is the CEO/FOUNDER of Socialtechy.com (Blog site dedicated to bringing information on social media, technology, entertainment & leverage from social media platforms: http://www.socialtechy.com
Mordi is a social media consultant and a member of the FUTA Tech community (Nigeria Hacker space); the Youth ICT;and also a New Media/Social media Evangelist, Marketing Strategist, Consultant & Volunteer.
He is also the highest followed undergraduate on twitter in Africa with over 70,000 followers.(mordi is a social media entrepreneur)
He has attended and presented in several local and international competition including the GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneurial Award) and challenge future.
He is has been nominated in the 5th edition of The Shorty Awards as the best in social media in these social media platform categories: #Pinterest #Instagram and #Other
This 400 level student of Architecture in the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is everything in one package; he is an Entertainment Entrepreneur, On Air Personality with FUTARADIO 93.1fm and an Online Radio station in Lagos: REELRADIO http://www.reel- radio.com , he is also a writer, blogger, editor for http://www.socialtechy.com and http://
www.acirfamag.com , Photographer, Online social Media Promoter/Consultant, a Celebrity
Reporter who has attended several events and have interviewed quite a number of celebrated
He is a tech enthusiast and also a member of the Akure Tech community (Nigerian Hacker Space). He also runs a PR, management and consulting firm called THINK…
He was presented an award for Media Personality of the year 2011/2012 by the University Students Union (FUTASU)
His hard work has earned him international recognition and nomination in the 5 th edition of The Shorty Awards in this category: #FutureCelebrity
PROCESS OF VOTING
Voting is only eligible via a twitter account i.e. you need to have a twitter account to enable you
Please make sure your twitter authorizes the Shorty application as your vote won’t count if it
To Vote for Mordi Joel (M.J) Twitter: @MordiOfficial for a Shorty Award in his categories of nomination, please follow the instructions and links below:
For #Pinterest follow this link: http://t.co/guJtLOFO state your reason for voting and click on the “tweet your vote” button
For #Instagram follow this link: http://t.co/isBrNsNb state your reason for voting and click on the “tweet your vote” button
For #Other follow this link: http://t.co/Y1eSetIY state your reason for voting and click on the “tweet your vote” button
To Vote for Adetunji Adedotun eLDot
Twitter: @TheREELeLDot for a Shorty Award in his categories of nomination, please follow the instructions and links below:
For #FutureCelebrity follow this link: http://t.co/0BNgguYl state your reason for voting
and click on the “tweet your vote” button
Voting ends on the 10th of February 2013.
Please vote these Nigerian Undergraduates to win their various categories in the Shorty awards.