Meet @noble_igwe live at Social Media Week Lagos tomorrow by 12:00 noon as he shares 'never seen videos' from the Maltina 1000 Smiles with Noble tour across Nigeria. We'll be tweeting live so engage with Maltina using the hashtags #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble & #SMWLagos. 😁 Happiness is social. Follow us on Twitter @Maltina to stay updated!
Big shout out to all the hard working mothers out there. Those who work a 9-5 job to provide for their family. Commuting every day across the city of Lagos to earn an honest living. These women are the pillars of our society. It’s not easy to be a woman in Nigeria, more so, one who has to fend for a family. However, these women do it for their families, for the love of their jobs, for the joy of putting smiles on the faces of others, and through it all, they find time to smile too. At the end of the day, what is joy if it can’t impact others, what is happiness if it can’t be shared. #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
Being a student can sometimes feel like the most difficult job on the planet. The early morning classes, the overnight studying, the sometimes boring classes you have to endure, not forgetting the overbearing lecturers you have to cross paths with. The whole ordeal can be a lot to deal with. However, one of the secrets of succeeding academically is by seeing all these as a labor of love. Every good student knows this. Hence, we were thrilled when we captured a picture of this particular student gleaning with joy on his way to class. For all of the justifiable claims that have been laid against the Nigerian academic system, it is important to note that we have had some remarkable academics emerge from this great nation. And we can bet, it’s this gleeful approach to the schooling system that has made them such a success in their respective academic fields. #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
Smiles are so powerful they can make your day & even change the world! Let your happiness come to life through your smiles. 😁 #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
It's going to be great year & regardless of the obstacles that may come there would be plenty reasons to smile. 😊 Hit the like button if you #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
It’s hard to think of a time when there was no motorcycle transportation, AKA Okada. At first sight, this transport system can appear to be very strange but with Lagos being home to some of the most horrendous gridlocks on the planet, these riders are life savers, time savers and sometimes, job-savers. It’s only right to be rewarded with a cold can of @maltina. It’s been a tough year for Nigerians but it’s great to see that despite our travails, we are still able to keep our optimism. #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
It’s been a year of many highs and lows but never let life knock you down. Smile because you have made it this far.💪 #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
One day in a Nigerian market is all you need to understand why markets are one of the most used narratives for many Nigerian proverbs. From roadside traders who are relentless in their efforts to get your attention, to some who practically direct your path to their shops in an effort to get you to make a purchase, a day in the market can be very chaotic With the daily pressures of the market, no one would be too surprised if a typical market trader was grumpy. Here, the market woman was almost caught off guard by the cameraman, but her reaction was one of true bliss, a spontaneous expression of joy. She is proof that you can have joy regardless of what is around you, because true joy is from within #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
For a regular observer, it is easy to conclude that Lagos street hawkers are just coasting along, trying to survive. However, street hawking has been around for so long, that it has become just as integral as any other socio-cultural element of the Lagos hustle. From providing traffic food to consumer goods, Lagos street hawkers are revered for selling virtually anything that can be transported by one person. With the sometimes horrendous traffic situation, these street hawkers are our superheroes, providing commuters with snacks and drinks to aid their perseverance through the dreadful gridlock. Not every hawker will have this smile, but times like this remind us or those happy moments caught on camera courtesy #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble regardless of whatever one's hustle is.
Sometimes you'll never know what a smile represents until you give a smile. Be splendid, be magical, let out that smile. 😉 #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
My name is Mrs Ebere Okoloigwe, a Christian mother of four with a degree in Tourism from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Currently residing in Apapa, with a shop at Trade Fair lagos, it is fair to call me a business woman. I’ve had my own fair share of life’s challenges but knowing for a fact that i have still soared through its ups and downs, be it financially or otherwise pushes me to hope for the best. I am a work in progress although I’m happy about what I’ve achieved at this point in time in my life. Blessed with beautiful kids and a husband who is equally my support system, i do have every reason to keep smiling every day. #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
It’s the season to celebrate & it’s the season to smile. Hold nothing back, spread happiness today & #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
From the Danfo to the Keke Maruwa, getting around in Lagos can sometimes be a hassle. However, the real MVPs of this hustle are the bus drivers and the conductors. These guys are up from the early hours of the day till much late at night. In the process, conveying hundreds of Nigerians from various places across Lagos. Despite the scorching sun, despite the lack of an air-conditioned vehicle, despite the hustle, this Bus Driver still can’t help but smile. The streets of Lagos, are a lot of things, adventurous, eventful, sometimes chaotic but these streets are also home to some genuine moments of joy and happiness. This is just one of the many happy moments captured by #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble, as @Maltina continues to remind us that regardless of what you do, who you are or where you are in Life, you can still choose to be happy, you can still choose to smile.
Smiles are like magic! They bring joy on a stressful day & make joyful moments more fun. Pause for a moment & smile to someone next to you! #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble
Do you smile with your mouth wide open or from the sides of your face? Whichever way you smile, remember that your smiles make the world go round. #Maltina1000SmilesWithNoble