Of campo wannabe influencers

Monday, December 9th, 2019 00:00 | By
.Of campo wannabe influencers.

Michael Muraya

Perhaps you have seen them. The legion of wannabes and self-proclaimed icons that traverse the streets of campus like they are from a family of colonial royalties who own the place: those ‘campus icons’ with 100,000 followers on Instagram, twitter and Facebook, but 12 per cent on all their school tests combined.

This is legion of online adherents who have no life goals, but ninjas who own twitter and Instagram and proclaim in utter pride how they help peeps gain followers.

These kids go around basking in the adulation of campus pride quick to introduce themselves as ‘Campo Influencers’ with so much pride and suavity almost as if the SI unit of youth hood success is 37 retweets and 500 likes on Instagram. This crowd needs to swallow some pride and embrace reality.

Who is rightfully warranted to be called a campus icon? Campos are the reservoirs of knowledge and academic excellence. Peeps have reversed the meaning.

It’s now a hub for babies with hunger for fame, a playground of wannabes where 112 retweets mean much more than a good country’s GDP. It’s a holding ground for girls who would rather abandon Sunday school doctrines and strip for 352 likes on Instagram.

Y’all want to infiltrate the job market, but all you can bring on the table are Instagram likes and twitter follow trains. 

The Chinese are busy building us a railway while our engineering students are busy crafting hash tags for twitter follow trains.

The same wannabes and self-proclaimed hostel celebrities are the most clueless on matters class work groups, but yet, they have several WhatsApp groups under their names.

If the ninja is called Kanye, there are more than 10 groups under the name #TeamKanye filled with religious adherents whose work is to follow his accounts and like his pictures. 

They put too much work to get noticed as if the qualification for graduation shall be the base score of the accumulated online likes. Dear campo influencers, influence your character first!

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