Guinness has a long and rich history in Africa and following organic sales growth of Guinness trademark of 32% across the continent, Guinness is launching a new campaign in Ghana and across key markets in Africa – ‘Black Shines Brightest’.
‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.
Energetic and empowering, the campaign celebrates individuals coming together, fizzing with optimism, creativity and potential. Across the Continent, a generation of individuals, inspired by each other and the people around them, are coming together as they unite to take on the opportunities in front of them.
To launch the campaign, Guinness worked with real culture makers from across the continent who demonstrate how Black Shines Brightest in a range of different ways. These individuals will create moments, events and content to be enjoyed by everyone. Ghanaian choreographer, Incredible Zigi, who is creating dance challenges that have gone viral around the world is part of the notable real culture makers on this campaign. Nigerian artist, Fireboy who is also leading the way with his unique Afro-life music, which is inspiring a new generation of music fans will also be creating moments and content as part of this campaign.
It will launch with an energetic and colourful commercial, featuring these charismatic individuals. Filmed on location in Africa, it is directed by Meji Alabi. Meji is famous for his work with a whole range of incredible artists from Beyoncé and Davido through to Tiwa Savage and Wizkid. The video features amazing Ghanaian dance sensation Incredible Zigi.
Roland Ofori, Head of Beers, Heineken Portfolio and Guinness TradeMark at Guinness Ghana said: “The ambition of this exciting new campaign is to make Guinness the most magnetic brand in culture, by championing new talent and all those people making waves in culture.
“Guinness is a brand that shines brightest, and bar culture is part of its DNA. These are the places where individuals come together not only to share an ice cold Guinness but also their ideas and energy. Bars are at the beating heart of African culture, they are where people can express themselves freely and be part of a community. As the campaign launches, we will work with bars to help them shine brightest as we roll out a series of Brighthouse Bars which will appear in key cities all around Ghana. Fusing creativity and socializing, these cultural spaces will be a hub for people to connect and energize each other with creativity, inspiration and, of course, Guinness.”
Look out for more details about how you can be a part of the new Black Shines Brightest campaign and find out about Brighthouse Bars that are popping up in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale. Also look out for activities on our social media channels @GuinnessGhana.
Just like those we are working with, Guinness is bursting with life. It is a flavourful and bold and dynamic beer, sparkling and brimming with energy and exuberance A beer that has brought a dash of magic to millions in Africa and across the world for over 250 years with the boldness and vision to live life to the full.