Alcoholic drinks in Nigeria are very popular and have for decades served as a profitable business for the likes of Guinness and Nigerian Breweries.
The volume of alcohol consumed in Nigeria (said to be the highest in Africa consuming about 11.6litres per capital in beer alone) has consistently increased over the years such that it has attracted the investments from one of the biggest brewer’s in the world – SAB Miller.
Alcohol consumption though a huge source of jobs and revenue for the government, brings with it health hazards very well known to its consumers. As such, the government tries to regulate the volume of alcohol contained in every alcoholic beverage that is sold to consumers.
Of course with regulation of volume of alcohol comes increased competition as each beer brand tries as much as possible to remain within the regulated limits and still be appealing to their consumers.
Without much ado here is the ranking for the top 6 alcohol beverages sold in Nigeria
Guinness Stout – 7.5%
Smirnoff Ice – 5.5% (This surprised me)
Gulder Lager – 5.2%
Star Lager – 5.2%
Harp Lager – 5.1%
Heineken – 5.0%
When next you order a beer, remember which has the most alcohol.
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