[INTERVIEW] Meet Afolabi Adebayo, Debayor: OAU Top Social Media Influencer

Afolabi Adebayo (also known as Debayor) is a Social Media Influencer and 300 level Microbiology Student of Obafemi Awolowo University. He has worked on several succesful social media campaigns with various renowned brands in Nigeria. He was one of the pioneers behind the recent #OAUVsUnilag Twitter war and was pivotal in creating a buzz around the university twitter war trend.

OJB: Let’s meet you!

Debayor: I’m Afolabi Adebayo, a part 3 student of microbiology department, OAU.

OJB: A bit about your educational background?

Debayor: I had my primary education at Tender Grapes College Surulere, Lagos, We then moved to Mowe, Ogun state where I had my secondary education at Hebron college

OJB: Did you find it easy gaining admission into OAU?

Debayor: Nah. Had to go in through the back door. Lol. I did pre-degree

OJB: Did you pick Microbiology from the onset?

Debayor: Yeah. It’s a beautiful form of science

OJB: Alright. So what are you into basically?

Debayor: I’m into Social media marketing

OJB: What does social media marketing entail?

Debayor: Social media marketing, or SMM, is a form of internet marketing that involves creating and sharing content on social media networks in order to achieve your marketing and branding goals.

OJB: How long you’ve been into SMM?

Debayor: 3 years. Started while I was at pre-degree, although books didn’t give me enough space ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Which social media platform do you use the most for SMM?

Debayor: Twitter and Instagram

Debayor Twitter Account
Debayor’s Twitter Account

OJB: How has it been all through? Any challenges?

Debayor: Lots of challenges, to be sincere; as a social media marketer, it always looks like there’s never enough time. Tasks ranging from Content development and optimization, Audience growth, Engagement, Creating a social media marketing strategy, Coming up with consistently good content amidst other responsibilities set a very very tight schedule.

OJB: You must have made a lot of money from SMM since you started, yeah?

Debayor: Lol. ย Reasonable amount.

OJB: What’s the highest recognition your posts/campaigns has received as a Social Media Marketer?

Debayor: Lol, Happy clients. And some of my posts have been featured on top blogs like Nairaland, Naijaloaded and various Instagram Pages ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: What do you need now the most to further boost your career as a Social Media Marketer?

Debayor: More Networking ๐Ÿ™‚

OJB: Who are the big guns and who do you look up to in the SMM world?

Debayor: Bhadoosky, Unilagdope, Tosin Ajibade; Olorisupergal, Sirehabbiibb, Fatuntele Tunde; Koboko GCFR, ย Wale Adetona, Afrobadoo Media and John (Twitter Landlord). I can’t mention all ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

OJB: Have you ever been banned on any Social Media Platform?

Debayor: Nah. God is with us. ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Do you think you can earn a living off Social Media Marketing?

Debayor: Sure, of course.

OJB: Single or in a relationship?

Debayor: As my friends would say, I’m single to stupor ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Most embarrassing moments online?

Debayor: Errhm. None

OJB: Best tip for a newbie Social Media Marketer?

Debayor: Never stop learning. Read books, Watch videos, Try different tools. Lastly, make connections with fellow marketers, no one is an island of knowledge. It’ll all pay at the end.

OJB: Which OAU Social Media Marketer do you love the most?

Debayor: I love virtually all SM marketers in OAU, they’re really really Hard working. Worked with virtually most of them; YOMINIGERIA, SIRMIDE, DISTURBING NG, HAYBEECLASSIC, PRAIZ MEDIA, BABAFAROS, FHEYII, Kolade of OAU Juice, just to mention a few

OJB: Any upcoming projects you wanna talk about?

Debayor: Lol. ย Nah, can’t be disclosed at this point ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

OJB: 10,000 Instagram Followers or 10,000 Twitter Followers, Pick one and why?

Debayor: 10,000 twitter followers definitely. You easily relate and make friends on Twitter. ย Most times, we face reality there, no need for fake life ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Biggest day of your life?

Debayor: Hmm. ย They’ve been many Big days in my life tbh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Who will you be in let’s say 5 years?

Debayor: I’ll still remain Afolabi Adebayo of course, I can’t be married then ๐Ÿ˜‚ ย Lmao. A very successful Social media marketer with a Bsc degree in Microbiology ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: One thing you love about OAU ?

Debayor: Maybe the fine buildings ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Most memorable moments on campus ?

Debayor: None yet ๐Ÿ˜‚

OJB: Final words to everyone reading this ?

Debayor: Keep pushing, Don’t give up.ย  Things would definitely go smooth when the time comes. ย ๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝThanks for the privilege OAU Juice. ย Greater Heights. God bless

OJB: You’re welcome brother!

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