Airtel “Smart Icons” are simply the brand ambassadors of Airtel Nigeria. The brand ambassadors were unveiled to the public at a star-studded event themed, ‘The Icon,” which held in Lagos in June 2015.
Leading the pack of the Airtel “Smart Icons” is TuFace Idibia a star celebrity in the entertainment industry. Others are rap artiste Phyno; reggae dance hall singer, Patoranking; one of Nigeria’s fastest rising comedian, Akpororo and renowned On-Air-Personality, IK Osakioduwa as brand ambassadors.
All the Smart Icons have recorded monumental successes in their respective fields.
Tuface Idibia is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most popular musicians and has received numerous awards including Headies, KORA, MOBO, Channel O Music Awards and MAMAs. He is also engaged in a number of CSR activities as a celebrity ambassador.
IK Osakioduwa, an accomplished On-Air Presenter is a six-time host of the celebrated reality TV show, Big Brother Africa and has been rated among the top three most influential young people in Nigeria. He was also recognized by the Future Awards as the ‘Best On-Air Personality.’
Patoranking, the reggae dancehall singer won the coveted Next Rated Award at the 2014 Headies Awards while, he was named the Best African Act at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.
Renowned, on-the-rise comedian, Akpororo, is regarded as someone with very strong work ethic and his passion for comedy has earned him so many accolades. He also sponsors a football competition as a way of supporting talented youths in his community.
The fifth ambassador, Phyno, the Enugu-born indigenous rapper is famous for his songs and has also earned several awards including the Headies Award for Best Collaboration in 2013 and best Rap Single in 2014.