ADVERT REVIEW: GLO OGA SIM “…I DON’T LIKE THIS ADVERT”

ADVERT REVIEW: GLO OGA SIM “…I DON’T LIKE THIS ADVERT”

“If I say I don’t like this advert, then, there’s something wrong somewhere, not with the advert, perhaps with my sight; Nna men, I love this advert, over-love dey worry me.” Likewise you, ‘yes you’, if you say “I don’t love this advert,” then there is…infact, I know you just can’t say that.

So where really have I been since the advert came out? Maka (Because), this advert di (is) interesting and hilarious. Just believe me when I say you will love this advert after watching it.

“Advert yi t get me mhen” just like Aluwe said after Toyin Abraham threw a cup on his head; Lol! The advert has got me almost rolling on the floor. But you know na, because  I was outdoor, I gatz  comport myself na, ighotara? (Do you understand?)

You need to see the way I was just shining teeth when Sola Sobowale aka #Toyin Tomato was calling her daughter- Toyin Abraham “Good girl” in the last scene, she was looking like “a-youngy a-youngy.”  She did her mouth the way all those nwata (children)used to do their mouth when they want to demand something or after their needs have been met.

LMAO, Ehen, did ya all notice the inscription on the placard in front of Sola Sobowale’s shop. It says “Ota po ju enemy Ng ltd” which when translated to English means “Enemies are more than enemies” But what is the difference between Ota and Enemy?

THE ADVERT

First scene: Two female traders that sell clothes attack each other verbally, although from a distance not face to face, as they look for customers to buy clothes from them; apparently they are rivals since they sell the same thing. The first female trader “A” (Sola Sobowale) is light skinned and she is a Yoruba woman while the second female trader “B” (Patience Ozokwo) is not too fair like the first one and she is an Igbo woman. Female trader “A” stylishly attacks female trader “B”. She says “Some have sense but cannot think” and the trader “B” replies “Some can think but have no sense.” Soon, customers troop into trader “B’s” shop shunning trader “A’s” shop.  Trader beckons on them to come to her shop but they shun her and head to trader B’s shop.

Female trader B (Acted by #Patience Ozokwor) and her daughter (Acted by #Uche Nwaefuna) are taking pictures of the clothes in their shop and uploading online through the sufficient data made available in the “Glo Oga Sim- (GOS); this drives more customers to their zone.  Trader “A” (Acted by #Sola Shobowale) oblivious of the strategy trader B and her daughter are using to get customers, strongly feels she is using magic or voodoos to divert all her customers to her zone. So, as soon as her daughter (Acted by #Toyin Abraham) who behaves like a hooligan shows up, she tells her that trader “B” is using magic to get her customers. Her daughter promises to do something about it. She makes a poster of 50 percent discount off their clothes and pastes in front of her mum’s shop.  She also puts a “Shine your eye” placard and also shouts 50 percent discount in a bid to get the customers’ to rush to their shop.

Meanwhile female trader B and daughter keep taking pictures and uploading with the prices and this pulls more customers to their zone.

Finally, a customer enters female trader A’s shop and is about to pay for the clothes she picked when she a gets a notification. She sees better clothes at better prices from another shop which happens to be Trader B’s shop. She immediately dumps the clothes to locate female trader B’s shop.

When female trader A is not happy that a customer left her shop to female trader B’s shop, so, she calls the attention of other traders to it. She accuses female trader B of using magic or voodoos to attract her customers to her own shop.

Female trader A is overwhelmed at the ignorance of trader B. She and her daughter educate her on “Glo Oga Sim” and how she has been using the sufficient data to upload pictures online and getting customers’ attention. Female trader Band her daughter after educating them on “Glo Oga Sim” afterwards calls them “useless.” This leads to an exchange of words almost generating to punches between the duo.  A male trader (Acted by Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Aluwe) or better still the  manager hears the noise of the two traders and leaves the game he is playing with his two other friends to go and bring to an end the fight. He tries to settle the fight, but female trader A’s daughter throws a cup on him which makes him exclaim “Oti get mi” before falling to the ground. Immediately, everybody disperses to their various shops while the man is carried by his friends.

Female trader A is unhappy and transfers aggression to her daughter. She asks her daughter how she intends helping her like female trader B’s daughter and she promises to buy the Glo Oga Sim. This puts a big smile on her face and she calls her a good girl repeatedly.

NARRATOR

Glo Oga Sim, post more, browse more, live more, dial *777# to choose your plan. The largest data network; fastest and most affordable. Glo, grandmasters of data

THE MESSAGE IN THE ADVERT

With “GlO OGA SIM,” you are sure to get more data, as in 125% bonus 0r 25% bonus depending on your stand.  The 125 % bonus is only applicable to new customers or those that have not used their sim in the past 3 months. While the 25% is applicable to the already existing customers who renew at the exact expiration of their data.

Example 1: FOR 1000 NAIRA DATA PLAN

An existing customer would get only 1.6GB data if the customer does not renew immediately, but if the customer renews his or her subscription immediately, the person would get 25% bonus which is equivalent to 1.8GB. While, those on Oga Sim would get 125% bonus which is equivalent to 3.6GB

Example 2: FOR 2000 NAIRA DATA PLAN

An existing customer would get only 3.65GB data if the customer does not renew immediately, but if the customer renews his or her subscription immediately, the person would get 25% bonus which is equivalent to 4.5GB. While, those on Oga Sim would get 125% bonus which is equivalent to 8.2GB

 

 

Plan Name Price (N) Base Plan Volume Data Volume with Bonus on base plans Validity
Existing Customers (up to 25% bonus) Oga SIM (125% bonus)
N100 Data Plan 100 80MB 92MB 180MB 1 Day
N200 Data Plan 200 210MB 242MB 472MB 5 Days
N500 Data Plan 500 800MB 920MB 1.8GB 14 Days
N1,000 Data Plan 1,000 1.6GB 1.8GB 3.6GB 30 Days
N2,000 Data Plan 2,000 3.65GB 4.5GB 8.2GB
N2,500 Data Plan 2,500 5.75GB 7.2GB 12.9GB
N3,000 Data Plan 3,000 7GB 8.75GB 15.7GB
N4,000 Data Plan 4,000 10GB 12.5GB 22.5GB
N5,000 Data Plan 5,000 12.5GB 15.6GB 28.1GB
N8,000 Data Plan 8,000 20GB 25GB 45GB
N10,000 Data Plan 10,000 26GB 32.5GB 58.5GB
N15,000 Data Plan 15,000 42GB 52.5GB 94.5GB
N18,000 Data Plan 18,000 50GB 62.5GB 112.5GB
N20,000 Data Plan 20,000 63GB 78.75GB 141.7GB

(Data plan information gotten from Glo’s website)

 

SUMMARY OF THE ADVERT

The advert is about two market women selling the same thing (clothes) adjacent each other. They are rivals as one gets more customers than the other, clearly because she is on the “Glo Oga Sim” plan which gives more data to customers. She uses that opportunity to promote her business by uploading on the internet pictures of the clothes that she sells. Customers stumble on her beautiful clothes on the internet and rush to her shop to purchase them.

THE REVIEW

How won’t trader B(Patience Ozokwo) even have more customers than trader A (Sola Sobowale) Make una see shop name o, trader A’s shop name is “Ota po ju enemy Nigeria ltd” while that of trader B is “Blessed Assurance Boutique”

Anyway, that is by the way. But where was I when this advert came out? The advert features a-list actors like Patience Ozokwo aka Mama G, Sola Sobowale aka Toyin Tomato , Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Aluwe, Toyin Abrahan and Uche Nwaefuna

I love the fact that a problem was identified (She was not making regular sales) and a solution was proffered through Glo Oga sim. In essence, with Glo Oga Sim, you have enough data to use and upload pictures of the items you sell on the internet for many people to see. This would generate more sales like in the case of female trader B

The advert has the same theme with that of Airtel’s series titled “The-in-laws” which also features a-list actors like Idowu Philips aka Iya Rainbow, Dele Odule, Ngozi Nwosu, Adedimeji Lateef and Benita Essien (The advert has been reviewed on Ogefash Blog, view here @ https://ww.ogefash.reviews on our search page)

In Aritel’s advert- The rival was between mother-in-laws and we have no idea the cause of this. It is not normal for in laws to be at rivals without any reason which they never highlighted all through the series. It is either you don’t like your in-law’s tribe or something else.

But in Glo Oga sim advert, we can clearly see why the female traders are rivals. It is common among market women or men especially those selling the same items. One person would always have more sales than the other depending on the strategy used in pushing the business and this would certainly make others envious even if they do not react in front of them, they would say evil things behind their back. This was what they brought out in the Glo Oga Sim advert.

Moving on, female trader A and female trader B were selling the same item-clothes. But female trader B had a unique strategy of doing business which brought in more customers for her than her rival. She was on the Glo Oga Sim plan.

They all acted well in the advert. Why won’t they now when they are skilled actors. I loved Sola’s expression when she untied her head gear. Also, Toyin acted the part of  “Omo ita” as in an hooligan well. Papi Aluwe’s statement “O get mi” after Toyin threw a cup on him made me laugh. Na who send am? O ti really get e ni otitan (They have truly gotten him). Madam, “Clearly” I feel your dictoin too. Mama G, Mama G! I hail o, but that last scene wey you talk, “If you no get money, hide your facebook” Was that supposed to make us laugh? “Rili, I can clearly see that it is not easy being a comedian. You can see that she was even the only one that laughed. I am sure others would have asked in their minds “Wetin dey make this woman laugh na”

Then when that customer in female trader A’s shop quickly saw clothes from Trader B’s shop on the internet, I com begin dey think say “Glo Oga Sim” also has a Whatsapp group or something.

Some over interesting scenes

The last scene where Sola Sobowale had a big smile and was saying “Good girl”; that indeed got me laughing

Also, Papi Aluwe’s scene where he said “Oti get me” which means “They have gotten me

Toyin also acted the tout or hooligan role perfectly…

And the rivals; they act am well

SIMILARITY IN THE AIRTEL’S “THE-IN-LAWS” AND GLO’S “OGA SIM” ADVERTS

  • A mixture of both Yoruba and English actors and a model
  • The same theme of rival (But at least, Glo no make anybody look like “Zombie”, if you know what I mean…)

JUST WONDERING

  • What exactly are their names? Clearly, they had no name in mind for them when shooting the advert. Sola sobowale said “Omoinu e, omo inu e is helping her mother.” Ehen, it is not only “Omo inu e” what of “omo inu wan”. By the way Omo inu e means a woman’s child
  • Those prices for Female trader B’s clothes are ridiculous, as in so ridiculous! Theyshould have used something realistic.
  • What did Mama-G say in that last part after they threw a cup at Papi Aluwe “clapapa clapapa clapapa”, any translation please? Or does it mean, clear the road?
  • Hide your face book o, was that supposed to make viewers laugh? I think not because that was far from funny, clearly to be a comedian isn’t easy
  • Trader B sells only adult clothes while trader A sells children clothes only, so there was really no sense in the customer leaving her shop. They should have looked for another shop for trader A with adult clothes. The only adult cloth was the one on that mannequin which I can categorically say that they borrowed from the shops around
  • The way the customer in Trader A’s shop saw the picture, I was beginning to think that all Glo Oga Sim Users have a Whatsapp group or something
  • So for how long are new customers going to enjoy the 125% bonus

SOUND: Instrumentals alone; fair enough

REMARK: I love the advert, very hilarious and interesting to watch. They were all of good performance. I was not expecting anything less, I mean they are all star actors and are known for interpreting roles well. They were very audible and I didn’t have to strain my ears to hear what any of them said.

COSTUME: Costumely

WATCH THE ADVERT HERE

GLO ADVERT- https://youtu.be/S3hvMybPGas

DURATION: 2 MINUTES

IMAGES FROM “GLO OGA SIM” ADVERT

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