Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke]
Charity Owoh, who tweets with the handle @sm1hot, is actually more popular off twitter. The Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising) student is a video model and has appeared in countless music videos from prominent Nigerian artistes. The fun loving young woman has a charming smile and loves basketball, music and the arts. Charity, our newest YNaija Twitter Personality, tells us what Twitter has been like for her.
How did you get on Twitter?
Twitter was always the topic of discussion in my house. I had to join in 2009 because I felt left out. Also, @kaydoherty @Gsok And @Oohbee were always talking about stuff on Twitter and I got tired of looking like a ‘Jenifa’.
Who would you say is your favourite tweep?
@Gigachic. She makes me feel sane.
Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.
There are a lot of them. You can check my favourites.
Have you had any embarrassing/memorable experience on twitter? If yes, what happened?
Embarrassing? No. Memorable? Yeah! There is some girl who followed me because she thought I was dating some Nigerian celebrity. And she actually started throwing subs at me. I found that really funny though.
What are the downsides of being on twitter?
There are downsides. People you would ordinarily not talk to on a regular day have the guts to tweet trash at you. And these anonymous handles making our lives their full time jobs. Phew!
What are the upsides?
Twitter is the ultimate anti-boredome application. It’s a cure for boredom. Plus, it makes life easier. Information is passed ‘saam-samm’ and it helps with the online publicity.
Would you say that Twitter have given you more friends/fans?
Yeah! Loads of wonderful people!
Describe your Twitter persona in three words.
I DONT KNOW.
Do you follow back readily? Why?
Not quite. I only follow back when I go through a person’s TL and it makes me laugh or think.
What would possibly make you close your Twitter account?
When it becomes totally random and something better comes up. But, er, my Hi5 account is still active so I just might not ever.
Twitter Stats (As at 4.28pm, 25th July, 2011)
Favourite tweets: 23