14. Akara Chinasa Chukwuebuka (@Ebuka_Akara)
It takes a man with a sense of great purpose to take on the task of helping people and brands become better and more known. We’ve gotten to know Ebuka_Akara over the past few years and the way he handles social media publicity for companies is all about helping them to connect with their potential customers and become significant in their respective niches. In fact, Ebuka Akara is a demigod in the art of publicizing several brands.
His media house (Ebuka Akara Media) was launched few years ago and has become many companies favourite. This Manchester United fan has a funny way of connecting with is numerous Twitter followers. Akara Chinasa Chukwuebuka has handled online campaign for the likes of VISA, MTN, SPAR, Samsung Mobile, DSTV. He continues to become more relevant in the world of social media influencing. Ebuka Akara has been interviewed on widely read Acada Magazine.
15. Ibrahim Salawu (@UnilagOlodo)
The 9-to-5 just doesn’t work for some people. Ibrahim Salawu is one person who fits that narrative. Ibrahim Salawu is “unemployable”, not because of anything but because no company can pay to tie this guy down to one chair. We can conveniently rate Ibrahim Salawu as one of the most knowledgeable and passionate social media influencers this country can boast of. Many people know him as UnilagOlodo because that was where it all began. You will find Ibrahim Salawu on Twitter as well as blogging-sphere. He is so good and efficient such that you will start wondering if he is a human or a machine. UnilagOlodo later gave birth to Olodo Online Services aka (Olodo Nation).
Ibrahim Salawu (Olodo Nation) has been able to handle social media publicity for the likes of BET, MTV Base, GTB, Etisalat, First Bank, Pepsi, almost every big brand you can think of in Nigeria. You can see why we said he is “unemployable”. Olodo Nation is a big deal in the world of social media influencing. Ibrahim Salawu has been interviewed on several platforms such as Reloaded magazine, the former zoo drums radio, major blogs in Nigeria also on Television such as Your View on TVC.
16. Adigun Adekunle Lukeman (@AdigunLaw)
Adigun Adekunle Lukeman is known to many on social media as AdigunLaw. He is a practicing lawyer and a social media expert. AdigunLaw is one guy many companies rely on to create and maintain new marketing campaigns, brand promotions and product lines for their company on different social media applications. Even though he’s more conformable using Twitter, over the years, he has been able to learn the art of utilizing other applications such as Instagram and Facebook to push his clients message across to millions of people.
He launched Adigun Media which is now one of the most sort after media house in the country, and the media house has continue to expand at an unimaginable pace. He loves watching football and supports Manchester United. Adigun Adekunle Lukeman has worked with numerous clients rendering his expertise such as online marketing, public relations, legal, etc, to coordinate their campaigns with other initiatives within the companies work to fit in to the overall marketing and promotional goals. Among the clients AdigunLaw has been able to push contents for are Weirdz247 (artiste), Cadilly entertainment, Ripples Nigeria, and TVC,
17. Lateef Habib Olaitan (@SireHabbiibb)
Lateef Habib Olaitan is one of the emerging new social media influencers out there worthy of recognition. Habib is known as SireHabbiibb on all social media platforms. He recently launched his own media firm by the name SireHabbiibb PR Nigeria after learning from so many top social media influencers in the country. Lateef Habib Olaitan has been able to handle publicity for the likes of Silverbird TV, Afrima, Oando PLC, Airtel Nigeria. This Chelsea fan is smiling to bank every month. And we believe he is one to watch out for in the industry.
In conclusion, becoming a social media influencer isn’t just about posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, it is about utilizing each of those mediums and others to build a large and loyal audience, as well as creating brand and personal recognition. Social media is not just a numbers game; it is dedicating your time to an audience and establishing a rapport through ongoing and consistent messaging. It is about building engaging content through transmedia platforms. With these social media influencers as examples, we challenge you to revisit how you are using social media to market yourself and/or your company. Are you investing time into new platforms and attempting to become the “first mover,” or are you still unconvinced that these tools can help you reach more customers and help more people? If you like this article, please share it and tell us how you plan to better market yourself through social media.
Author: Bhadmus Habdulakeem Biodun (@Bhadoosky) – An Experienced Social Media Expert, well vast in managing large scale social media channels and creating new engagement campaigns to raise awareness for products and services, as well as improving image and customer experience for people patronizing brands, making it easier for them to find the information they need. Frequently involved in social media publicity of top brands in Nigeria, referenced by various media, Bhadoosky is one of the most-versatile influencer from this part the world.