#NaijaAllTheWay: Evoking the Naija Spirit Through Pepsi Advertisement

#NaijaAllTheWay: Evoking the Naija Spirit Through Pepsi Advertisement

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Abstract

Advertisers use music in various ways to appeal to consumer emotions and promote their products. This case explores how Pepsi localised its marketing campaign in Nigeria by adopting a customised and bespoke song for an advertisement that went viral in June 2018. Created by Pepsi Nigeria in collaboration with local musicians, the song carries a lyrical power that Nigerians can relate to and evokes the Naija spirit—a colloquial term used to describe a people full of life, love, loyalty, and resilience. The song offers Nigerian consumers a sense of belonging while tapping into their national pride ahead of the World Cup. This regionally specific strategy is reflected in the motto of the marketing campaign—Naija all the way.

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