IN MY OPINION, THIS IS THE FIRST INDIGENOUS EMOJI TO HIT THE PHONE SCREENS AND KEYBOARDS. IT CONNECTS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY
In July 2018, Absa launched the campaign #AfricaEmoji on twitter. This brought certainly brought some life, colour and character to our timelines and everyone jumped on the bandwagon to identify with origin.
The emoji, after a few minutes of its launch went viral as many African all over the world started including it in nearly every tweet. It answered the cry for an indigenous emoji, something Afro-centric. You get what I mean? I’m sure you do.
Absa believes that Africa is so much more than a beautifully shaped continent, a trendy tattoo or a travel dream. Africa still has an untold story – the story of our inimitable spirit, our true sense of belonging and born-with-it tenacity. It claims #AfricaEmoji is the start of a new narrative - the one told by us as Africans, Bizcommunity.
However, this beautiful tale was just give a lifespan of 3months and it is set to be taken offline on the 28th of October and as a result Absa is inviting everyone everywhere to join in on the virtual march on Unicode to keep this emoji as permanent inclusion to our social media space.
To join the Virtual March, all you have to do is tweet #AfricaEmoji @Unicode.
Let’s all join in and make history, let’s save the AfricaEmoji .