Heineken Commences Entries for #ShapeYourCity Campaign


Sunday Okobi

Heineken, the world’s leading international premium beer, in its ongoing attempt to enhance the cities of the world, brings the third edition of its cities campaign to Nigeria.

According to a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday, this year’s campaign tagged: ‘Shape your City’ is aimed at transforming great cities while broadening the imagination of the new generation city dwellers, inspiring them to contribute their quota to improving their cities.
The statement added that Heineken is taking this opportunity to call on Nigerians to visit http://www.heineken.com/ng and share ideas to shape the city of their dreams.

“To achieve the #ShapeYourCity campaign, Heineken Nigeria has partnered ‘City Shapers’, individuals known for using their skills in creating one-of-kind experiences to make their cities more enjoyable for dwellers. They are urban visionaries who have by small actions of their own, contributed to shaping cities across Nigeria,” the statement added.

The selected ‘City Shapers’ are Bolanle Austen-Peters, Founder of Nigeria’s foremost cultural hub, Terra Kulture; Theo Lawson, Architect of the acclaimed Freedom Park and Kalakuta Museum, and Kenneth Gyang, Director of award winning films ‘Confusion Na Wa and Blood and Henna’.
The statement quoted the Senior Brand Manager, Heineken Nigeria, Ngozi Nkwoji, as saying: “Globally, Heineken is committed to making great cities even greater and we are glad to include Nigeria in this movement.

“This year’s theme of shaping cities is focused on encouraging people to contribute to their city as Heineken believes that the smallest of gestures have the potential to bring about unexpected transformation to our Nigerian cities.”

As part of the campaign, Heineken has also launched a series of limited Heineken City Edition bottles and cans, each bearing the name of renowned cities across the globe, including 10 Nigerian cities namely: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Enugu, Benin, Warri, Kaduna, Aba and Onitsha.
“Heineken, is reaching out to city dwellers across Nigeria to share their ideas for improving great cities. At the end of the campaign, the winning idea(s) will be executed by Heineken Nigeria while engaging ‘City Shapers’ and other passionate urban explorers across the country to help make the project a reality.