Baba Fela’s iconic ‘Water no get enemy’ track from his 1975 album titled ‘Music is the Weapon’ remains a popular catchphrase among Nigerians in the 21st century. The track, in its entirety, spoke loudly about the crucial role of water in our daily lives and how humans and water are inseparable. A remarkably interesting line in the song says: ‘If water kill your child, na water you go use’, an allusion to the fact that even if water caused you havoc, you still cannot avoid using water.
Fela, through the hit track, creatively illustrated the strong bond between humans and water. Forty-seven years after, a brand, through the ingenuity of its handlers, was able to relate this bond to that of true friendship among human beings.
Aquafina Water, with the new #PadiofLife campaign, emphasizes human relationship with water as true friendship, which every human craves for.
Noteworthy is how the campaign got people talking. In different clips of the #PadiofLife campaign, Aquafina brand ambassadors, Nollywood actors, Kate Henshaw, Jemima Osunde, Jide Kene, Munachi Abii, and popular Twitter personality, Aproko Doctor, expressed their love for Aquafina water in a manner they would have done for a true and reliable friend.
The captivating teasers generated reactions and customer engagement across social media platforms and on radio.
Social media has over time become an agenda-setter for public discussions, and the #PadiofLife campaign was a notable instance.
In one of the high points on Twitter, controversial social media personality, Daniel Regha, gave his usual unsolicited advice with a comment on Kate Henshaw’s video.
The conversation took a life of its own. Hashtag #PadiofLife started trending and thousands of handles latched on to it to share their personal friendship stories.
The conversation spiraled offline, as on-air radio personalities also made Padi of Life a topic of discussion on their shows. Listeners were given the opportunity to phone-in and give a shout-out to their Padi of Life.
In a creative and engaging manner, the campaign has drawn attention to the fact that Aquafina is more than just water. The #Padioflife campaign highlighted Aquafina’s premium brand status, the importance of choosing a brand you can trust. The campaign also explored Aquafina’s ‘Purity Guaranteed’ mantra and the purification process that places Aquafina premium bottled water ahead of the crowd.
Likewise, the campaign is a pointer to Aquafina’s drive for healthy living. Aquafina is a major promoter of healthy lifestyle among Nigerians, with sponsorship of health events, shows and sporting activities. The bottled water brand has been a major player in the Nigerian market for years and is one of the few brands in the premium category. Aquafina is produced by the makers of Pepsi and is retailed in three bottle sizes of 50cl and 75cl and 150cl, available in major cities across Nigeria. So, the next time you think of pure drinking water, go for Aquafina premium drinking water.