Blogging for Social Development: Social Media Hangout Debuts in Awka, Anambra State

On Monday, January 2016, Anambra’s rising status as the safest and trending state in Nigeria paved way for a Social Media Hangout (SMH). The event held at Karaoke Lounge, Prince Paradise Hotels, Awka is the maiden edition of the gathering of social media influencers. Taking “Meeting to Know” as a theme, this monthly activity will unite Social Media players across Anambra’s cyberspace as well as introduce “Connect, Convince, Convert” as the new initiative and better approach to dwelling on the online community.

The event starting at 6:00 pm was attended by about 100 guests consisting of bloggers coming from a variety of backgrounds. Among them, there were members from Anambra Online Publishers, representatives from Students Community Bloggers; members of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria; and other high earning bloggers. Additionally, Facebook and Twitter Dwellers also showed up including persons from Diaspora like Anugo Ezekaka (London), Obinna Akorah (Turkey) and Ben Umeh (Lagos) amongst others. As special guests, there were Sir Willie Nwokoye (Principal Secretary to Gov Willie Obiano), Chido Obidiegwu, James Eze, Emeka Ozumba and Mike Ogbuekwu (Senior Special Assistants to Anambra State Governor on Events, Media, Publicity and Agriculture respectively) as well as Mike Meze of Brande Aristotle and Winning Concepts Consortium.

There was also performance from Kingsley Ezekwe, an Anambra Born singer based in Portharcourt and popularly known as Bobie. The act had the gathering to have casual feel and lively content.


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