Posts Tagged Tigo

Just Random Friday Thoughts

1. Since Vodafone slashed their call rates to 8 Ghana Pesewas a minute to all networks, Zain has responded by doing same and even toping it with 8 txt messages and take a snide at MTN’s subscription (blank text to 1322 to load 50 Ghana Pesewas worth of txt messages) for good measure.

What is funny is the demeanour of our cute Mr. Zain when giving Planet GH the 888 deal. This time he didn’t even smile as if to send the message that Zain wasn’t going to slash prices but were forced to.

Customers are smiling all the way. Thanks Vodafone for forcing the prices down but we all know MTN has the final word. Did I see a TIGO commercial with a tagline – don’t forget to carry your charger? (bringing back nostalgic memories of GH’s own Shaka Zulu turn self-confessed armed robber). Did they slash prices or just reminding everyone that they’ve been like the fly on the wall but been /still being ignored? Maybe Anita Erskine should give us a Diva commercial to counter Doreen Andoh’s anchorwoman gig. (Someone please pick this suggestion)!!

2. The Vodafone Blackberry commercial!! Did they say free handsets? Unlimited data (reasonable usage of 2.5GB of data)? Did the girl stick her tongue out to the guy who pull off her wig? (show of how circumstances influence behaviour). If all sectors of the economy were doing their best like the publicity guys……you’ll never know.

3. The One Show – closet gay men came on the set. Sad story of the dude who almost got lynched for theft when he’d actually made advances at someone (read, some man) and couldn’t say so in defense of himself. I bet he feared the beatings would have taken a deadlier turn if he had said he was just trying to get some……..

Now Jocelyn Dumas has the fattest hips in the GH. Planet GH stand up!!! If any of you readers get on her show, please ask if she’s a 45+ hip (I bet she beats J-Lo in the hips category).


Tell her I love the night skyscrapers in the background of her set. Someone told me that was Accra at night – the High Street. Please ask her about that for me, so we can rest this issue. (I think a panoramic shot of Accra from the University of Ghana Great Hall will add a GH flavour, but what do you know).

Thank God It’s Friday [singing to Queen’s Thank God It’s Christmas tune]

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Tigo Number One – What a lame commercial or did I miss the joke?

Tigo Number One. TIGO again!!

So this guy walks into a crowded room/ pub and calls out to his (ex) girlfriend and does a monologue (addressing her).

“Gina, I know what I did was wrong: going out with your cousin on Sunday. And what I did with your best friend is unforgivable…[pause with a quizzical/ sheepish look on his face]…but you’ll admit she’s hot.
But you’re my Tigo Number One and I don’t want to let you go.

[The boyfriend makes to turn around  and looks beseechingly at ex-girlfriend]

Ex-girlfriend, (who all this while had a frown on her face) suddenly unfolds her crossed arms and leans on balustrade and smiles at the boyfriend (obviously reconciling).

Did I forget to mention the 3 (read Ed, Edd and Eddy) guys in mismatching jackets and beanies were egging the girl on to accept the boy back? Those guys surely look like scumbags….really looked out of place in this commercial although I understand they were only playing cameo….but they were so (SMH).

I’m left asking myself:

Was the boyfriend’s theatrics convincing enough to win his girl back?
Was the (ex)girlfriend that gullible?
Does Tigo Number One mean something else that we mortals (other than those in the commercial) are not getting?

IS IT POSSIBLE I MISSED THE JOKE? Being that the ‘boyfriend’ is a popular comedian(Stars of the Future fame).

Let me know what you think if you’ve seen this commercial.

PS. I’ll Edit the post with actual conversation by close of week!

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