Twitter Personality: Tayo Alayo

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke]

They are very few individuals who have trended on twitter, and Tayo Alayo is a member of this group. Nonetheless, she doesn’t carry a chip on her shoulders and is completely down to earth. Tayo describes herself as “A virtuous young woman who is fun to be with. I am very unpredictable and am allergic to bull shit!”

During her brief spell in twitjail, we were able to get Tayo to answer our Twitter Personality questions:

How did you get on twitter?

I got on twitter through my cousin. I used to see him tweet a lot back then and I was like, ‘Please, I want to start tweeting too’, and he helped me open the account.

Who would you say is your favourite tweep?

@lepatohbahd

Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.

Yes. That is with the trending topic #ITweet4Charity.  There was this particular tweet I posted and I remember saying: “2day am tweetin sense cos am tweetin 4 charity..”

Have you had any embarrassing/memorable experience on twitter? If yes, what happened?

It was the day I trended.  It was embarrassing but yet memorable. Some people didn’t know and were asking other tweeps who the f**k is Tayo Alayo. I was really embarrassed but I was also very happy.

What are the downsides of being on twitter?

Wow! That’s one question I am always avoiding! When you are addicted to twitter, you don’t control your life anymore, twitter controls it for you. You actually find yourself putting twitter first in everything you do. I missed two job interviews because of twitter! (shaking my head for myself).

What are the upsides?

I have met plenty wonderful people that are now part of my life. People I can’t even do without! People that mean everything to me. There is even one special person that means the world to me now.

Has twitter gotten you more fans/friends?

Fans? Yeah! Friends? Few. But the few friend I’ve got are what friends should be called. I appreciate them all.

Many tweeps say you have a controversial persona on twitter. Is this true?

I don’t really know what they mean by controversial. But in life, no matter how hard you try to please people, you can never do so. So I do the best that I can.

Describe your twitter persona in three words

Friendly, funny and unpredictable.

Do you follow back readily? Why?

Right now, I have more followers than the number of people I’m following. But it’s just what I chose to do and I see nothing wrong with it. I would say I carefully choose the tweeps I follow because many tweeps are very rude and I am someone that get pissed off easily. So to avoid problems with tweeps, I’d rather not grant a follow back.

What would possibly make you close your twitter account?

Probably when I get to 500,000 tweets before the end of this year!

Twitter stats as at 3pm, 21 May, 2011

Handle: @tayo_alayo

Followers: 1,216

Following: 247

Tweets: 100,926

Favourite tweets: 7

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Comments (4)

  1. tayo is a fool #shikena

  2. hahaha…thats my girl,@tayo_alayo..she's completely down to earth…nice one..addict oshi lol

  3. sincerely Tayo, is one personality i admire on twirra..as in addict toh dangerous is she…i stalked life out of her once i can never forget but she was straight up, tho pissed…this piece is very true to form and i think I've definitely picked up a few more details…o i missed that TT!!
    well done @ifreke, i imagine wat you went through to get this quality of response from her

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