Some Nigerians are irked over the antics adopted by their compatriots who have been creating logos for Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nigerian automobile and bus manufacturing company, after the CEO invited Osuolale Farouq, a Twitter user, for a private meeting.
On Tuesday, Farouq had visited the microblogging platform to propose new designs for the automobile company’s logo.
“So I’m proposing a new logo for @innosonvehicles. If this comes across your timeline, please retweet,” he wrote.
So I'm proposing a new logo for @innosonvehicles
If this comes across your timeline, please retweet pic.twitter.com/MvanjSHe4v
— Theonlyfarouq (@osuolale_farouq) October 15, 2019
The designs instantly went viral and caught the attention of Innocent Chukwuma, the chairman of the company.
On Wednesday, the company requested for a private meeting with Farouq.
“Dear @osuolale_farouq, the attention of the Chairman/CEO of @Innosonvehicles has been called upon on your creative re-design of IVM logo. The Chairman is highly impressed and has requested for a meeting with you. Please DM to us your contact details for possible reach. Regards,” it wrote.
Dear @osuolale_farouq the attention of the Chairman/CEO of @Innosonvehicles has been called upon on your creative re-design of IVM logo. The Chairman is highly impressed and has requested for a meeting with you. Please DM to us your contact details for possible reach.
— Innoson Vehicles (@innosonvehicles) October 16, 2019
Some users, however, took to the platform to overwhelm the made-in-Nigeria automobile company with their designs and skills which did not go down well with a segment of Nigerians on Twitter.
“God has done it well for Farouq who designed innoson motors logo. It will solely be unfortunate and selfish of you to keep sending your own logo even if it’s better to the same place. Let mans even enjoy his time & shine. People are something else for real and it’s appalling,” a Twitter user said.
“It’s funny how everyone suddenly loves Innoson SUV immediately Faruq released his design for them while some other people created theirs willing to be noticed as well. They won’t let the boy shine. Someone said “Abeg make Faruq shine. Go meet First bank for rebranding,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
God has done it well for Farouq who designed innoson motors logo. It will be solely be unfortunate and selfish of you to keep sending your own logo even if it’s better to the same place. Let mans even enjoy his time & shine. People are something else for real and it’s appalling.
— Ola Of Lagos (@ItsHimOlaa) October 18, 2019
It’s funny how everyone suddenly loves Innoson SUV immediately Faruq released his design for them while some other people created theirs willing to be noticed as well.
They won’t let the boy shine. Someone said “Abeg make Faruq shine. Go meet First bank for rebranding” 😂😂
— Tayo Dips🇳🇬🇮🇪 (@tayo_dips) October 18, 2019
If Innoson should pay everyone for the logo designs, which money will they now use to produce vehicles and run their business? And still we want them to produce and sell affordable vehicles that the common man can buy.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) October 18, 2019
This whole innoson saga is something you see in the digital media field daily and it’s unfortunate. You gave someone a price then someone goes behind your back to make cheap offers . There’s a difference between witch haunting and competition but in everything grace is grace .
— IgboMade (@volqx) October 18, 2019
Lmaooooo you people making Logos and sending to Innoson. What's the plan exactly? To chance the other guy? What's stopping y'all from pitching an idea to someone else?
— The GodKing (@BATTLETIDE) October 18, 2019
I don't want to call people joy killers and witchcrafts here Ooo. I couldn't remember when innoson called for logo competition. Even if he did, he has selected FAROUK, can u guys design other company's brand identity? Must it be innoson? Can't u allow the young man to enjoy
— 🛑PROF Ozo-Nna-Nyere-Nwa (Phd) (@nwa_anambra) October 18, 2019
Some Nigerians will never stop amazing me.
For those that are trying to remake a logo for Innoson, note that Farouq’s logo has been selected.
— Henry O (@onos_147) October 18, 2019
Innoson has chosen.
Tweeting at them on the same thing they already chose someone for is flogging a dead horse.
Be creative in thinking too, target other brands with dated logos 😏😏
— 千乇ㄒㄒㄚ📍 (@F_lotche) October 18, 2019
Typical selfish Nigerians, they want to snatch that innoson deal from that farouq guy. Logo everywhere, If this isn't bitterness mixed with witchcraft and a pinch of madness then I don't know
— Yemi (@Yemihazan) October 18, 2019
NTA needs a new logo
Infact entire branding
That logo is as old as time itself 😂😂
— ⭕️riginalEARPIECE🔽#YNWA (@avidimetimothy) October 18, 2019
Everyone now trying to make logo for innoson when clearly they have picked one.
How low can you go?
Can't you pick another company?
— YOUR LAPTOP PLUG 🔌 (@FABIANOFLAGOS) October 18, 2019
Nigerians please try and be creative, i know things are hard, and the hustle is real, but why try to steal someone's shine, INNOSON already chose faruq
— chief yankee (@yankeeplug_) October 18, 2019
Farouq: I made a Design
Half Nigerian Population: We made designs too
— Crazy Nigerian Armadillo (C. N. A)🇳🇬 (@armadillo_reezy) October 18, 2019
Some people are dragging Innoson logo with that guy. E ti mad
— ‘Miss Taiwo (@ItsMisola) October 18, 2019
So now all our graphic designers just realized they can create logos for Innoson after Farouq caught the attention of the company. Why are we like this? Must we hinder someone else's shine? Find another company na you talented but senseless graphic designers.
— Baba Gaddafi©️ (@iam_MustyK007) October 18, 2019
Someone has designed logo already.
Ngwanu you design a sweet ride(s) that you feel young men and women, even the elderly will love to buy and place @osuolale_farouq 's logo on it and send it to #innoson .
But no,you wan dey copy copy
Be original guys,no dey copy and paste again.
— Suerte (@Gracia_de_dios) October 18, 2019
Nigerians my Nigerians!!!!
Sebi Mama peter started selling crayfish at her shop and it looks like the business is booming why should mama Paul and andrew and even John not start selling crayfish even to the same customers?
— 362 People (@LaughingstockA) October 18, 2019
You’re offering innoson a new logo and it’s not even better the one they already chose.
Don’t be a shitty person and also be bad at your job
— JIGI JIGI (@nifemiosho) October 18, 2019
No ma Innoson have chosen one already, two people cannot carry first. https://t.co/EHX6UkIQiL
— Kel’Chi 🦹🏾♀️ 勇敢_珍贵™ (@PluckyPrecious) October 18, 2019
The innoson logo thing is becoming annoying.
After farouq's logo, Nigerian youths suddenly remembered that they're creative.
— Lisa (@Adaolis_a) October 18, 2019
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