This will be my first official weekly insight as the Creative Lead of Tales of Nigerians (TON). I am excited being here at this time and having this special privilege to run a platform that gives everyone the opportunity to share moments from their life with the rest of us.
Ime Archibong, a senior staff at Facebook once said that Facebook gives people the power. Beyond Facebook, the social media gives us the power to tell stories every day; stories about our life, business, relationships and everything else that matter to us.
But many people don’t have the opportunity to share in this honest moment. Many people would want to share a moment from their life with the rest of the world, but they don’t know how or where to do so. This is the gap TON is filling. We believe our real life personal experiences can be a force for the positive change we want to see in our society. And if we get to engage people in the most honest and sincere social conversation we can create, we are one step away from finding a lasting solution to our many woes as a nation. Everybody wants to be heard, so who will listen?
Building TON is no mean feat. I see myself as servant of each and every one of us on this journey. While our team move around to gather these stories and pictures, it is my honest wish that the social engagement being engineered by these stories will be a force for a greater good in our society.
We are just setting out on this journey, and I am glad you are here with us.
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.
Martin Beck Nworah (MBN)
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