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What Do You Think Of The Nigeria Web Awards?

The Nigeria Web Awards 2008 claims to be the National Approved Web site award program launched to honour Nigeria’s talented webmasters. The awards would name the Best Website in four industry categories, namely, Commercial Category, Entertainment Category, Community Category and Webmasters Honours.

Nominations and votes for best web site would come from interactive agencies and web site marketing departments in more than 20 states from around Nigeria.

Voting for the Nigeria Web Awards is said to have begun, but I couldn’t find an open voting system on the website. Over 300 verified nominations is said to have been recieved so far and this has been narrowed down to the 3 most-nominated sites and services in each category.

Every winner of this award would be provided with a web-embedded award to be placed on their web pages as a recognition of their achievement and credibility, which would be followed by an indoor interview with all the winning webmasters at four different television stations, namely, Sliverbird, AIT, Channels, and Galaxy, while winners that could not attend the event would be interview online in a virtual world.

The organizer of the award is the Nigeria International Technology, a professional organization for technology, innovation, and web development. Wait a minute, NIT

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hello, guys i think the idea is cool it is true that we may not have much site that can stand those one for abroad but with this kind of award people with be tailored toward doing it right i hope in the future there will also web designer award just to keep the ball rolling.

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So, will you guys get to the point and nominaye

NAIRALAND WEBMASTERS SITE OF THE YEAR

Im nominating

Facebook, oh sorry

1. Nairaland

2. Enyimba's Site

3. BankPHP's site

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So nominate

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oh thank God Finally someone said something, i was wondering when they said i was nominated ooooooo! i think something like this they should be a post for voting or something? and beside, have not see where peeps who organise something like this and nominate themselves too oooo! i was just wondering,

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You and your boss should go bury ur face in the mud, I think if anything credible will come up, that should be something like Nairaland Awards

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LMAOOOOOOOO

am feeling you guyz, but honestly, i will like to know where this ends

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@webdezzi, WOW !! you go a long way to copy a site source, just to prove what? i dnt understand

Listen i work for gobbleabba no doubt, callivision is the owner of livebeats and we are the web developers and i dnt understand what you are dragging about, please can you all do me a favour, delete this forum, cause if my boss Mr Wale Abba sees this, am in deep trouble. Please, i was only defending the award, not to go a long way to prove what? Please i beg of you guys, a job secured, is a job kept, I dnt want to lose this one,

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All the more reason, I advocated a Nairaland Web Award

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@daladi

I from the onset suspected you. I cannot say anything more than to allow you and your thread go a very long way.

Kudos!

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THIS IS A LAME AWARD, i SEE SOME SITES I WONDER WHAT THIS GUYS ARE REALLY THINKIN, PEACE

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The truth is that danladi owns most of those sites including gobble abba

Here are the facts

You run the emails for livebeats, fine

that means you have a link to that livebeats, You own livebeats

How come livebeats author has a link to gobbleabba

here is an extraction from livebeats' homepage header

I guess for the sake of the award, you "Calivisioned" it

you=livebeats (because you do their emails)

livebeats=gobbleabba (the source code says so)

A yoruba adage, (Egungun atiro wole, eyan atiro jade, tani o sai mo pe egun to wole ni eyan to jade)

meaning, A limping masquerade enters a hut, 2 minutes later, a man limps out of that hut

We definitely need nobody to tell us who the masquerade was

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of course i run livebeats.net mails, if thats what you want to knw

but am not bothered about watever you think of me, all am saying is that the deed has been done,

lets wait for the winners before winein around !!

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@danladi

do not get us wrong, we are not saying that any web agency (especially an Nigerian Web Agency in the UK) does not own the "jungle' rights to step in a different direction and proactively host and award at the same time. It is good to be recognized by others in your field. that is what builds experience and skills. "A landscape for competition"

What I am saying is that

1: The Awards do not indicate that a clear 'Business Case' was drawn up to demonstrate benefits, rules for measurement, rewards and how it is supposed to ginger-up Web Designers (Nigerian ones who are in dire need of International Experience). It just gives awards, no report on how it came about the ratings

2: Clearly demonstrates lack of transparency by not accepting votes online but offline and in-house without a table of metric used

3: It feels like a slap in the face when you get the Best Designer of the Year 2007 (for naija) and the Most Recognized Designer of the Year 2008 (for Naija) based on a portfolio that will not make top 100 on the UK Best Website Awards List (IMHO).

4: I have take the time (like i no get work) to critically look at the categorization and noticed a lack of focus (not a good quality if you are a web designer)

5: I also noticed a good sprinkle of LiveBeats and GOBBLEABBA on various award sheets as well as sites GOBBLEABBA has been involved with (especially onlinenigeria.com subsites)

http://www.nwa.gobbleabba.com/community%20nominees.html

BEST COMMUNITY WEBSITE | Nairaland is tops

BEST SEARCH SITE | Google Nigeria beats any Nigerian search site

BEST FUN AND GAME WEBSITE | what do you mean here, what exactly cos i checked out the sites listed

BEST NON PROFIT WEBSITE | NGO or sites that do not ask you to pay which one. cos Nairaland was listed in both Commercial and Non-Profit

MOST POPULAR  COMMUNITY  WEBSITE |Nairaland 'fcourse

BEST PUBLIC NEWS WEBSITE | I do not understand, public news??/

BEST DESIGN COMMUNITY WEBSITE | at this stage i am mentally drained looking at the list

http://www.nwa.gobbleabba.com/comercial%20noBEST REAL ESTATE WEBSITEminees.html

BEST ISP & TELECOM WEBSITE | You mean MTN and GLO have made all Nigerian ISPs vanish

BEST CAREER WEBSITE | Jidaw is a listing not a career site

BEST REAL ESTATE WEBSITE | hmmm

BEST BANKING  WEBSITE | I will not say much but this ranking reeks

BEST SHOPPING WEBSITE |Cool Gadgets just shows the dishonesty of this awards

BEST AUTOMOTIVE WEBSITE | hmmmm

BEST COMMERCIAL FORUM | Nairaland dey there?

BEST TRAVEL WEBSITE | hmmmm

http://www.nwa.gobbleabba.com/entertainment%20nominees.html

BEST SPORT WEBSITE |Hmmmm

BEST ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE | f'course your livebeats go dey there

BEST RADIO WEBSITE : still there

BEST TV  WEBSITE :| and still there

MOST IMPRESSIVE NAVIGATION | WTF is this, should this not be a metric u use to measure who gets the awards in MOST INTERACTIVE WEBSITE?

MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE | Hits, Awards, what exactly

BEST INTERACTIVE SITE | How do you measure interactivity,

BEST VIDEO STREAMING  SITE | what is this, again, why does this category exists , to what purpose does it serve

http://www.nwa.gobbleabba.com/individual%20nominees.html

HONORARY AWARD NOMINEES | our very own Seun is there, why not Gbenga Obasanjo or Gbenga Sesan how did they arrive at this list

MOST IMPRESSIVE FREELANCER | how on earth among sooo many great freelancers in lagos alone

MOST IMPRESSIVE WEBSITE DESIGNS | at this stage I am feeling pissed i actually tried to exlain this to you

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Hey daladi

Are we sure it is not you owning this "award" of a thing?

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Am yet to find a praise for this award

Anyways, everyone got his or her own problem, i will rather focus on how to get myself noticed, rather than sitting and chatting about an already developed web agency. I got no problem with Gobbleabba, they are established, people are just chatting out of portion. Everyone is calling them scam, tell me, How many of you stay honest to get what you want.

This is  modern world, you find every means to get noticed or you die under the seat belt. You all disappoint me, every one comparing a nigeria stuff to british stuffs. If only you live among them, you will know they pretend and you will find out how desperate they get when they need something. See this is a nigerian stuffs, don't hate appreciate. Gobbleabba is just a web agency like everyone esle, they are striving hard to make a difference in nigeria, you all are picking on them. Anyways, they got the attention they need, and in a few years time, the name NWA will be as huge as OBAMA, what you all don't know is that its starts from here, and its starting now.

Well, as far as i am concern, i have not found a link between NIT and Gobbleabba, according to startups nigeria, LOY said that Gobbleabba stands as a public relation icon, not one of them. Do you know the meaning of Public Relation Icon? Check your dictionary !! Anyways, am not bothered, Gobbleabba is not my father's website nor my friend's but note that the competition is on in nigeria, now that the name Gobbleabba is known. Tighten your seat belt mates, because Abba is about to out turn you all, have you ever wonder how much praise they will get if they table this awards? the name Nigeria in any thing is huge, the government will definitely approve this.

Nominate or Not, the idea of all this is to get nigerian webmasters support and not a fight, Gobbleabba is a web agency trying hard to beat the credit crunch, and i must say they are gettin there, with this audience and google track i am gettin about them. Feel free to copy this note and paste anywhere, it is free.

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and how does this win the best web designer award in nigeria

http://www.livebeats.net/nmva.html

Awards received - scroll down to avoid the other unbelievable gist

http://www.whichwebdesigncompany.com/uk/profile/gobbleabba

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1: The Owner of Gobble Abba has stumbled on a common phenomena. There is enough meat for two when there's only one lion in a field with thousands of antelopes. They must have figured Philips Consulting was getting all the street creds with the WebJurist awards, He wants in on it probably to promote his business http://www.gobbleabba.com/clients.html does not even give urls to the sites he has produced so we can review them

2: In his near-infinite Wisdom (Ignoring the rated sites on NIT) how come First Bank is on the list, where did she sneak in from http://www.firstbanknigeria.com/ most sites being criticized on NL even work better than First Bank's website

3: Mr. Wale Abba's strategy is flawed in the sense that he did not raise enough street cred for his business to actually become a recognizable brand in the UK web Industry, mention Tavia anywhere in Lagos and you will get this lip-bitten look (yes they have tried) of recognition.

Until he can explain why http://www.coolng.com/ got a rating.

IMHO i think the awards are a preparation ground for a big scam for dubious web design scam artists, just my Honest Opinion

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IMHO, this award seems a child's place and unrealistic.

Nominees, be at your guard.

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i wd take coolng off the list for the mere fact that there is horizontal scroll, at least in FF. Whatz that? I hear you say, it isn't the case in IE? Well, if that is the case, that is more reason y the site shouldn't b on the list as it isnt cross-browser compliant.

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why will http://www.coolng.com/ be nominated

Who are the organizers, and i smell they have a personal relationship with that website,

That website is a single jpeg file with no link, you can't even leave the home page

Apart from the fact that it is not functional, the images that made it look cachy are product snapshot so they deserve no credit for that as anyone could take a picture

scroll to the bottom, they wickedly optimized it that the phone numbers are blurry

Imagine, even with a graphic program, they couldn't even add a double strikethrough to the Nigerian currency symbol, all they could do was use "N"

http://www.coolng.com/CoolGadgetsDec2008Catalog2.JPG

thats the link to the image they called a website, How many handbill do you think are out there that look better than that? a lot

When we still have sites like tokunbo.com.ng, smslive247 etc

This is not a credible award.

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Here is a Blog i found about this awards

http://www.1afro.wordpress.com

and

http://www.startupsnigeria.com/2008/12/is-the-nigeria-web-awards-credible-enough/#respond

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They should first make themselves known before trying to make others.

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i wish i own it, cos i can see its future, You guys need to see what i see

this award thing will shed light to our so called webmasters reputation !! They need our support,,

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