by Ifreke Iyang
Nyore is cut from a different cloth. While other female artistes seek prominence by dabbling into Hip Hop, R & B and other attractive genres, she has steadfastly stuck to Reggae/Ragga. Now it’s paid off, as the engineering graduate has been signed to Sound Sultan’s record label and has already collaborated with industry heavyweights Tuface and Naeto C. The Delta state born musician, whose album will soon be released tells us all about her Twitter experience.
How did you get on Twitter?
It was Kel that introduced me to Twitter. She said I needed a pastime besides bbm-ing. This was when I just got my Blackberry.
Who would you say is your favourite tweep?
I don’t have one specific person or specific people. There are a lot of them. In fact, you have to be a favorite for me to even follow you.
Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.
@Nobsdaslushkid: ‘It must rily suck 2 b a 9ja artist ryt nw.First, ur acct isn’t verified, 2nd no snoop dog in ur video ,then ds kanye tweet’. There is freedom of expression on Twitter and even anywhere. He may have his reasons which should make sense because he’s my person and I know he’s smart. But it was totally uncalled for.
Have you had any embarrassing/memorable experience on Twitter? If yes, what happened?
I haven’t had any. I just ignore a lot of stuff generally and I never bring my personal ‘ish’ onto Twitter. But you know where I’m from na, we are very vocal so where I cannot, I try to be objective whilst making my point.
What are the downsides of being on Twitter?
People talk a lot of ‘BS’. Person wey neva reach to wash him backside go dey follow you yarn dust. Dem get luck say Twitter no be real life. Na slap for be some people food everyday!
What are the upsides?
There are so many wonderful peeps I’ve met on Twitter. My birthday last year for instance, there was so much love. It has given me the opportunity to appreciate my fans. I got so many ‘@s’, DMs with a lot of advice, suggestions and encouragements.
Has Twitter enlarged your fan base?
Yes, it has.
Do you follow back readily? Why?
Yes I do. If your bio interests me, if you ask nicely and if you are constantly RT’d and the tweet makes sense, I’ll follow back.
What would possibly make you close your Twitter account?
For now, nothing. But everything get ‘why’. Till then sha!
TWITTER STATISTICS (As at 8pm, 8th May, 2011)