A Positive Look into Nigerian Culture

After watching some random news reports on Youtube from Nigeria I got really inspired to know more about Nigerian culture. I started searching for some videos of popular Nigerian TV advertisements. What I figured out was that most of the ads have significant amount of cultural insight. Even the ad about Guinness beer includes meaningful local story, which we would hardly find in Western ads. Here is a list of the most interesting and amusing commercials that I found. Some of the videos might be funny, other hilarious and some of them a little bit mean, but I am pretty sure, that there is something that would make you smile and become more familiar with Nigerian culture…at least a bit.

 

Are you in urgent need of some product? Mocality is providing a quick search of a product you need  near by. The business went out of business in 2013.

 

Auto-tuned voice with a good beat…but it’s all about a soy drink.

 

1 MORE BEER = STRONGER MAN. The only sad part of this ad is that Guiness is making people drunk even in Nigeria.

 

Even though it is  intended for Nigerians living in the UK, it still has a good pinch of their culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-QhW3v6BGE

This one is a bit harsh.

 

….what’s up with this music.

 

I don’t know what milk has to do with a proud nation, but this advertisement has a good message for Nigerian people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ny4VLQqels

 

Indonesian noodles marketed for Nigerian children.

 

Commercial for anti-malaria campaign.

 

It keeps your clothes – fresh always.

 

Weird fashion commercial

 

In Nigeria, family time is very important.

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