Nigerian Bank Wars: Harmless Banter Or An Outright Lack Of Professionalism? – Patrick Chiazor (Lavieleptic)
If you’ve spent just one full minute on Twitter recently, you might have come across a #BankWars tweet – well, it’s trending. So what exactly happened? A quick recap:
This piece was written by Patrick Chiazor and was first published on Lavieleptic.The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.
On a peaceful Friday evening, Sterling Bank, one of the smaller banks in the country, decided to do a number on the biggest banks – Access Bank, GT Bank, First Bank, Union Bank, some say Skye Bank and even FCMB – in ONE creative.
Different logos from the different banks were taken and distorted – Access Bank logo faced the wrong way; GT Bank logo was made to look like a jail cell; there was the First Bank elephant with the man falling off; and the Union Bank horse was present. Some say UBA, FCMB and Skye Bank were in the background. It was definitely a first in the entire industry.
So how did (notoriously savage) Twitter react to this unprecedented attack on the countries biggest financial institutions? It went viral almost immediately, as one would suspect.
It definitely was brilliant. Multiple meanings to the post were read. Twitter analysts took it upon themselves to fully identify the meaning of every single thing in the image, like it was a Da Vinci painting.