Blinky Bill helps spread the Emirates message in Africa

Emirates launches pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talent and achievements of young Africans
Blinky Bill helps spread the Emirates message in Africa
The campaign features an original music video produced by Kenyan musician and DJ Blinky Bill.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 28 Mar 2019 02:00 PM

Emirates has launched a pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talent and achievements of young Africans.

The campaign also features an original music video produced by Kenyan musician and DJ Blinky Bill, inspired by contemporary African electronic club music.

Paying tribute to a new generation of African disrupters who are making their mark globally across music, fashion, literature and the arts, the campaign celebrates the cultural renaissance taking over Africa.

The short films produced by the BBC for Emirates, tells the stories of unique individuals from different parts of the continent.

They share a common passion to bring their global exposure and influences to their own local journeys, as they discover what it means to be ‘home’.

Boutros Boutros, divisional senior vice president – Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand, Emirates, said: “It is impossible to ignore the energy and talent coming out of Africa today, whether in music, fashion, sport or art.

"We wanted to join the conversation and celebrate amazing, inspiring stories of people constantly pushing boundaries and challenging African stereotypes. To us, that is what travel is about, to find a common ground that helps us connect, to question, to be curious, and I believe this campaign does just that in taking Emirates closer to the heart of our audience in a way that is authentic.”

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