How Old MTN Adverts Blew Up Naija Twitter Yesterday Night

Posted on August 09 2019 , at 01:02 pm
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To celebrate the company’s 18th Anniversary, popular writer and digital strategist, Adman, Chidi Chikere, took to Twitter to remind us of some of the funniest, swoon-in-envy-at, thought-provoking MTN adverts that Nigeria has ever seen. And truly, the adverts reminded us of more fun and simpler times. *sigh*

  1. Oh, Jerry!

“Step out onto your balcony, I want to give you a gift that is as priceless as you are.” Who drops that kind of line?! Ground for don scatta! Lmao. Who remembers that MTN Nigeria advert that had young Nigerian guys feeling like the sun was a gift to dash all the babes?


  1. Femi Branch Waltzed With His Babe Across Two Cities:

The second in the thread was this heart-stopping advert. Nigerian actor, Femi Branch, dropped that rich baritone and danced around the room with his partner across two cities, while they gisted on the phone. We go love o! 

  1. Which ‘NO’ Don’t You Understand:

Like Chidi, who tweets from the @Chydee account explained, this ad in this time of ‘wokeness’ might have caused wahala. But at that time, we were just gingered by the guy’s ‘motivation’.


  1. Blind Faith:

We all gasped when the lovable producer and musician, Cobhamns Asuquo, walked off the ledge in the 4GLTE MTN advert.


  1. Saka Porting:

Let’s not lie to you, Saka made porting to the network a madt thing back then. Even Twitter users in the thread confessed that the advert ‘carried them over to the other side’. Lol!


  1. Drugs Is A No No:

The recent #MTNASAP advert that had us smiling about the ‘big head’ character and shaking our heads for his friend.


  1. Tekno Giving Us Sir Shina Peters’ Dance Moves:

Dare we say that this was legendary! How do you think caller tunes spread so quickly?


  1. I Will Be Your Eyes:

Just kill us with love lines already! Who can remember this groom leading his bride through the wedding?


  1. The Glow Up Of Dakore:

Many people found out about the XtraValue proposition because of Dakore Egbuson-Akande’s acting chops in this ad.


  1. This Is Where Football Lives.

We don’t think any country loves football the way we do! It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what you do. When it’s football time, nothing else matters. This advert showed that.


  1. Together In Love?

Raise your hands if you didn’t dance to this song? Try yourself and raise your hand.

  1. Life’s Journey Is Dope!

This advert made everybody go aaaaaaaawn from the beginning. It reminded everyone of growth – beautiful growth.

Wow, so many memories in just 12 videos!  Did Chidi miss your favourite? What do you think?

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