I always believe that the greatest and true leader is one who will sacrifice his personal gains for the good of others and leadership is not about the amount of noise you make nor by your age, it is by the quality of your character.
Welcome to the Steemit In Nigeria journey: The trip which starts out looking impossible and end up becoming possible. This trip will not be complete without pictures and videos. Sadly, the videos will pop up on another post because they are being edited by the Nigerian Television Authority, but the pictures abound.
Disclaimer: As @camzy rightly says, I just realized that I am allergic to selfies...lol, was so busy, I hardly had time to take pictures.
When they all arrived
I must admit, when the D-day finally came, I was nervous. My first thought was "Would they show up?" Then the first arrival call entered and it was @michaelcj calling, that was how the engine of the bus roared to life and about his direction we were headed.
This continued until we turned The treasure Hotel into the steemit zone, they could literally feel our steem emanating from all over.
And so the trip happened to the Oranmiyan statue and the Ooni of Ife's palace...ish, and from there they all came back to prepare for the movie night.
Movie night was so dope, we went to Glory to Glory cinemas to see the movie "Baby Driver". Imagine how captivating the movie was, you need to see it sometime.
So when the movie was over, we didn't want to leave because it was so interesting that we felt there was more...lol, we left with the excitement of the movie.
Everyone got a ticket and everyone had fun till the very end.
So we got back to our hotel room all chatty and pumped for the next day.
How the conference went down
I will start with an image of the conference center, decorations was done by WAADIV impression
So we all woke up bright and early, the steemians were taken out for lunch at Country Kitchen with the vehicle and were returned back to their residence to prepare for the S.I.N. conference.
The conference center was beautifully decorated and believe me when I say a lot happened within that center. A lot of people who didn't attend the event have been requesting for the videos of "what steemit means to me" pre-recorded specially for the Steemit In Nigeria event by @andrarchy, who happens to be the community liason for steemit, @papa-pepper, @lukestokes, @maryfavour and the message from @ejemai of STACH.
I will share the videos below so as to participate in the event without being there
What steemit means to me by @andrarchy (For SIN event)
What steemit means to me by @papa-pepper (For SIN event)
What steemit means to me by @lukestokes (For SIN event)
What steemit means to me by @maryfavour (For SIN event)
I am unable to get the video by @ejemai as at now, @fisteganos of @onequality was on point and like everyone has been saying, he is actually handsome but shy.
Maybe it was just the camera that was the problem or the beautiful ladies facing him, but the fact is he was composed and delivered a beautiful speech which left everyone thinking.
@tojukaka was also amazing in his impromptu but power packed lecture. Funny thing is he was approached by the team after the last minute blow and he gracefully accepted and delivered. I now know why he is nicknamed "the next big whale."
Extracurricular activities after the conference
After the conference, everyone entered full blown selfie mode and me being myself, my allergies to selfies showed up, although I did manage to take one or two.
I guess the picture above is one of the few I featured in, let the rest roll in...
@sweetestglo-eu doing an interview with NTA, look at how she was striking poses, well she handled it well.
This was taken outside the venue, I just liked the bump on the head of @illuminatus my friend, that was why I uploaded it...lol
This was just a random shot
Head count was pegged at about 50 people at the conference and so far messages have been flooding people's phones about their desire to sign up on the steemit platform
So we shift gears to the After party
Truth be told, most of the pictures and recordings were taken with my iPad and it is not currently in my custody. However, I still have a few pictures/words to display/say about it.
The after party was packed and even the hotel guests at Cameron Hotel all trooped out to watch the event. It was so interesting that @mediahousent who was our Mc for the evening got a gig with MTN for a show coming up soon.
The rain threatened to do some damage but it eventually stopped and the event commenced. It was a huge success.
My vote of thanks
First of all, I want to thank God for His amazing provision and mercies,we could not have done this without Him. I want to say a big thank you to @donkeypong for his fatherly love, contributions and continuous support and motivation towards the success of this, we really appreciate and love you sir.
I want to appreciate @thejohalfiles for his support, reviews and upvotes, they really made the difference, to all those who made videos to support the Steemit In Nigeria event ( @andrarchy, @lukestokes, @papa-pepper, @maryfavour, @ejemai )I say a big thank you.
To @maryfavour once again, I say thank you for hosting the mission to minnow contest, it really changed the lives of people, not only that, you showed the community the attributes of a leader and elder. We also say a big thank you.
To @surpassinggoogle and @stellabelle, thank you for following up the posts by those posting on the event and thank you for donating your precious upvotes towards the posts, you made a difference in people's lives.
To @andrarchy, thank you for the help in the use of the growth tags, it really gave the project perspective.
To @demotruk, thank you for using your SP to create accounts for the newbies, the accelerated sign up will make all the difference.
To @thecryptofiend, @hanshotfirst, thank you for the support and donations, it made a lot of difference.
To everyone who dropped personal contributions and upvotes, I say a big thank you, those who wrote and donated, I really appreciate and the group donations from @genesis-project and @euronation went a long way.
To the entire members of the steemit community, I say a big thank you. Finally, to the crew of SIN and 360 Lead Entertainment ( @leadent360 ), I say a warm thank you, you guys were amazing.
See you all next year!