It feels just like yesterday: Elroy celebrates one year at MobilityArena.com

 

Elroy Mobility

Exactly one year today, I published my very first post on Mobility Arena. It was titled ; GLO Network and GLO Bounce Palava, and it feels just like yesterday. For so long, I’ve been a Mobilista, following the blog for years on end. Last year, I finally got an opportunity arrived to be a part of the team I jumped in. So far so good, the experience has been wonderful.

It has been way beyond my expectations. The things I’ve seen, phones I’ve used, places I’ve gone, lessons learned, are all things that words cannot fully describe. They have included an invitation for a radio show, attending exclusive events, phone launch events, etc. I can’t even begin to list the names of wonderful people I’ve met (and many of them call me boss. LOL! I ain’t no boss yet.

Even Mister mobility has called me a rock star. Oh well. The truth really is that when it comes to this thing we do, Mr Mo is a beast. In fact he’s a god,a god of mobile!!. When he’s on his groove, he is unstoppable, tapping at his keyboards or dropping thoughts from his delirious mind. Sometimes I wonder if he’s of this earth or from another planet. He has been of great inspiration to me. There’s no passing day you don’t learn from him. But hey, the party’s just getting started.

Now the questions: Do I do it for the money? Oh well, if it were because of money, who knows – I might have left by now. Sometimes you realize that doing what you love is more important than the money that comes, because once you give away value, value returns to you. Money is only an exchange for the value.

Meanwhile, the bigger question. Am I a replacement for Mister Mo? Can I ever replace him? People have asked. I too have asked myself. I do what I can, but can anyone ever replace Mister Mo? I’ll leave that for you guys to ponder on smile.

Meanwhile, I am ever grateful for being a part of this team. To those that were here and are no longer around, to other members of the team, especially our background hustlers, @Gladchic and @Omonzua, and to the great @Moverick, I say “Thank you; Thank you”. It is a great experience being a part of the team behind Africa’s foremost and largest mobile technology blog.

To you our highly esteemed readers, I thank you. Your comments and criticisms are highly appreciated because they help us to keep things in check. It can only get better going forward. Meanwhile, keep reading and visiting MobilityArena.com. Go tell your friends and folks. Na here e dey happen. Cheers!! and Happy Weekend.

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Etoniru Chibueze

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

18 thoughts on “It feels just like yesterday: Elroy celebrates one year at MobilityArena.com

  • July 26, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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    congratulations. i am new to this forum and true be told it has been worthwhile but i am sorry and ashamed to say if this people are one or different people which are Moverick, Elroy and Mister Mo. please clarify me. and who is Yomi? please please hope you wont be offended for this.

  • July 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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    Justice, Mr Mo (short for Mister Mobility) and Moverick are one and the same. They are currently the aliases of Yomi Adegboye, owner of this blog. Elroy Chibex is simply the latest phone produced by Xiaomi…*runs away* 😉

    • July 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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      *falls off a cliff laughing* Let Elroy catch you. 😀 😀 😀

    • July 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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      LOL!!

  • July 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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    Diakon, Gerrout! LOOOL.

    Hi Justice. I’m Yomi aka Mister Mobility aka Mister Mo aka Moverick. I post here as “Mister Mobility”. And Elroy Chibex is our Editor here.

    Thanks for asking for clarification.

    • July 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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      Thanks BOSS!!

  • July 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm
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    Congratulations, Sir Elroy. Ochiro ozua 1 of Mobility Land. Ome n’ala 2 of the geek world. The surest naija geek I know.

    May God bless you as you gear towards achieving greater heights in life. Mobility appreciates you. I, personally love you (from a distance o). And pray for only the finest things for you, now and always. Hugs and kisses.

    PS: don’t forget the movies o. OkBye!

    • July 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm
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      Thanks jare. I no dey do long distance abeg LOL!! 😉

  • July 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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    Yes, Elroy! My own congrats. It’s obvious you’re more of a geek than a writer, but what you lack in flair (such as spelling “BlackBerry” as “Blackberry” :)) you more than make up for with technical knowledge. I like your style.
    P.S. just search for “hote note” on this site. 🙂

    *in Eye_Bee_Kay’s voice* Well done! More cores to your processor!

    • July 26, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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      Just say your congratulations and go. But no, you must diss the guy before you go.

      Congratulations Elroy!!

  • July 26, 2015 at 11:17 pm
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    Good one, Lord Elroy. It is nice to know that Mr Mobility himself is doing a good work in shaping his protege.

    Congratulations, Lord Elroy. One year is a great milestone for anyone. Even an infant. It’s just the beginning. And I suggest that you shoot for the stars. With Mr Mobility around, I think there is no shaking!

  • July 30, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    I remember distinctly saying to you elsewhere in relation to technology that you need to try some of what’s out there in order to truly appreciate it. It’s a terrible thing for a mind to be wasted on the ideas of a product without trying it. You have indeed been fortunate to be a part of Mobility HQ.

    This year has proven to you that there is life “other than”. And hopefully it has opened your eyes, and provided you with new experiences and challenges. Continue to be open to new experiences and new ways of doing things.

    Take it from us “elders” who still love our tech!

  • August 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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    Congratulations Elroy! I actually missed this article earlier. More ink and creativity to your pen!

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