Monday, May 24, 2010

Miss Twitter Kenya contest: Raising the stakes

Enjoying the
Miss Twitter Kenya contest
Which couple will be enjoying the luxury of a room
at the amazing Tribe Hotel in Nairobi?
On Friday I announced the first ever Miss Twitter Kenya contest, accepting nominations for girls to become Miss Twitter Kenya, based on free and fair online elections. Candidates should be on Twitter with quite interesting tweets, a rather beautiful profile picture, and an acceptable number of followers.

Since Friday, I have been receiving a lot of response on this contest, something I hadn't really expected when I launched it. And today, I received the excellent news on Twitter from @TribeHotelKenya that the fabulous Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, which is currently featuring on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot Lists for 2010, will be giving away one night for two in a Deluxe Room on Bed and Breakfast basis. Initially Tribe Hotel was asked to offer dinner for two, but they decided to raise the stakes by giving away a room! This now also makes it even much more fun for the participants and the voters, as it will be somewhat more 'tricky' for the winner of this exciting Miss Twitter Kenya contest to choose a partner for the night rather than just for dinner.

Tribe Hotel is an excellent example of a business that has fully embraced Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter and Facebook to interact with its customers and advertise its events.

UPDATE: 3 more sponsors who are active in the Kenyan Twitterverse have moved in. @SokoAnalyst announced that Hidalgo Group of Companies through its flagship brand Soko Directory will give Miss Twitter Kenya a shopping voucher of Ksh 3,000/- from Babawatoto@babawatotos themselves will be offering Ksh 1,000/- and Ksh 500/- worth of Safaricom or Zain airtime to the first and second runners up respectively. @FluidTees offers the winner a gift pack which includes a free ®FLUID design T-shirt, movie tickets and lunch invitation by the ®FLUID team. We are still welcoming other corporate sponsors for this contest, on the condition that they have a strong presence in the Kenyan Twitterverse.

Please keep on voting, we will close the polling stations later this week on Friday night (at midnight Kenyan time). Here are the candidates who have been nominated so far:

@Joliea: Kinda crazy, unique girl, living in Nairobi, and on fire about human rights. And best of all... extremely open-minded. Follow her, and get to know her!

She's in very good shape, because she takes fruits for lunch and she oversleeps. She has managed to produce about 7,000 tweets about a diverse range of topics, and she is being followed by more than 400 equally diverse tweeps. She also joined the ever-evolving Kenyan blogosphere in March 2010, and she manages to update her blog regularly with interesting posts.

@Queen_Lucky: Fabulous, Fierce, Fun, Fiesty, Fearless, Flawless, Funny, Fine and Fantastic!

Her tweets are always fun to read. She seems to be a party animal. I thought she was Nigerian, but she claims to be Kenyan. She has heaps of followers. She is always full of herself, and she nominated herself for this contest. Am not very sure if those boobies are for real, but maybe ask her yourself if you really need to know. Me, I am just focusing on her soft lips. Focus, dudes, focus! She is considering changing her picture for this contest. Should she?

@luki_baby: Fun and fierce!

Well, I don't know this lovely gal very well yet, but she was nominated by @kenyaizm, so I guess she could be hot. She has a few hundreds of followers, and her smile is irresistible. She doesn't need your warmth at night, as she sleeps under a duvet.

@nbad_kitty: Kenyan metal head into photography, 17th-19th century English poetry, horrors, vampires, Marily Monroe and her guilty pleasure reality shows.

She is always updating us about the latest happenings at Kenyatta University and related businesses. Her blog is brand new and is already getting popular in the Kenyan e-space. She seems to be into SM from time to time. I like her one naked shoulder.

@Bevealry: She loves her friends and family, she loves to be happy, loves to play, loves to party, loves to sleep, and loves Kenya.

Look at her hair! It almost takes your attention away from her well designed cleavage. Her tweets always bring us some new perspectives and dimensions, and she rarely retweets others.

@nina_lush: She officially grew up, and she is not tolerating stupidity anymore!

I hope it is clear which girl we are talking about. She seems to be hardworking and trying to keep her tweets interesting. Her smile can make anyone happy. And her tweets are always very kind as well.

@HalimaMurunga: She is this vivacious, swanking babe out to take over the world.

Wait, what does she have on her forehead? Nevermind, her tweets are short and to-the-point and she has just crossed the 100 followers mark. Watch her space!

@ilovemesum: The coolest person you will ever meet! Creativity defines her being...

She doesn't have that many tweets yet, but she definitely is a girl to watch in the near future in the Kenyan Tweetspace. I love her glowing skin and hearty face expression.

@Nyamorabu: She's the lady in the place with style and grace who loves science. She says there is a science to everything so there you have it.

She has more than 7,000 tweets and still counting. She really would like to know what the prize of this contest will be. She is a very intelligent daughter of Kenya with ambitions and plans to become a medical doctor.

@SonnieSoNice: Motivated, girlie girl but loves sports (Boston fanatic). Loves Jesus and loves writing... in the process of leaving a legacy!

She's among the coolest Kenyan girls in the diaspora. Her curves are in the right places. If you know her, you will have noticed she's a major shoeaholic - which is fine with me, I also started to love ladies shoes after Valentines 2010.

@FayBabyN: She's a mother's daughter.

She says Kenyans are drunks. You could fly to the moon by just looking at her earrings. She a blogger's best pal and a notorious gin drinker.

@caseylush: She's a socialite, way above your average! What you see is what you get! Casey case!

She has clocked about 4,000 tweets, some of them actually quite interesting. She always has some good advice for her fellow tweeps. Her cheeks seem to be waiting for a soft kiss, and I won't mention her lips. Where did she get those earrings from?

I have created the #MissTwitKE hashtag for this contest, which makes it easier for you guys to follow all the happenings. VOTING CAN BE DONE THROUGH THE SIDEBAR ON THE RIGHT OF THIS BLOG. We are closing the polls on Friday night 28th May 2010 at midnight. Cast your votes now!


Mountainous said...

I'm NOT voting on this page! and you know why I sulk!;)
Lakini great incentive for the winner good for you whoever you are

Anonymous said...

Is it being extended? The voting period that is...

raymondchepkwony said...

If I vote for @Nina_lush... do I get "Two for the price of one"?? The gutter thats my mind is tempted!...

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HowlingMbweha said...

Tribe Hotel ? Short for Tribal Clashes ? Tribal Warfare ? Tribes With Bone Through Nose Hotel ?

Nairobians Perspective said...

@rafiki, interesting concept,seem i will loose my most followers in Kenya on twitter status soon!Lets embrace the positive aspects of social media.

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