It was revealed on Friday that the logo of the recently-announced national carrier Nigeria Air was designed by a company in Bahrain.
The logo features a ribbon in the Nigerian colours of green and white, with a slight optical illusion to make it look like an eagle. It’s completed with the words “Nigeria Air.”
The company, FROM6 Communications, shared a video confirming that they indeed handled the branding of Nigeria Air
What’s interesting is that the company had on July 18th, shared the video, writing:
Very proud to showcase our most recent Airline branding project, Nigeria Air. 🇳🇬✈️Nigeria’s new flag carrier which was unveiled at Farnborough Airshow this week.#ImageAndTime #AMG #NigeriaAir
Following the backlash that came with the discovery, the company deleted that post and published another Friday, July 20th at about 9pm saying they worked with a Nigerian marketing agency Image & Time. They wrote:
In conjunction with Nigerian marketing agency Image & Time and Airline Management Group (AMG) Transaction Advisors for the new National Flag Carrier, we are very proud to showcase our most recent Airline branding project, Nigeria Air. 🇳🇬✈️Nigeria’s new flag carrier which was unveiled at Farnborough Airshow this week.#ImageAndTime #AMG #NigeriaAir
Nigerians on social media have reacted to the news. Awarding the contract to a company in Bahrain is contradictory to the “Buy Nigerian to Grow the Naira” campaign the Federal Government has been running.
Check out a few of the tweets