Guinness Nigeria

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Guinness Nigeria Plc[1]
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 29 April 1950
Headquarters 24 Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos State., Nigeria
Number of locations
Lagos, Benin City Aba
Key people
Mr Babatunde Abayomi Savage (Chairman)
Products Beer Brewing, Bottling and Marketing of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Harp Lager, Malta Guinness and other Beverages
Revenue Naira 123,663,125,000 (2011)
Owner Diageo Guinness Overseas Limited (46%), Atalantaf Ltd. (7.8%) Nigerian Citizens (46.2%)
Number of employees
1 332 (2012)
Foreign Extra Stout, the main product of Guinness Nigeria. See also the back label

Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc of the United Kingdom, was incorporated in 1962 with the building of a brewery in Ikeja, the heart of Lagos. The brewery was the first Guinness operation outside Ireland and Great Britain. Other breweries have been opened over time – Benin City brewery in 1973 and Ogba brewery in 1963.


Guinness Nigeria produces the following beer brands:

  • Foreign Extra Stout (1962), 7.5% ABV (varies),
  • Harp Lager Beer (1974), 5.15% ABV,
  • Guinness Extra Smooth (2005) 6% ABV,
  • Satzenbrau (November 2006),
  • Harp Lime (2012) – discontinued.
  • Armstrong Black Lager – discontinued
  • Dubic Extra Lager (April 2012) 5% ABV,

The RTD (ready-to-drink) products include:

  • Gordon’s Spark (2001) – discontinued,
  • Smirnoff Ice (September 2006)5.5% ABV,
  • SNAPP (September 2012) 5% ABV,
  • Orijin (August 2013) 6%ABV[2]

The popular malta (soft drink) drink range includes:

  • Malta Guinness (1990),
  • Malta Guinness Low Sugar (May 2012)[3]

Community Investment[edit]

Guinness Nigeria Plc's Water of Life initiative currently provides potable water to over 500,000 Nigerians spread across several rural communities, from Northern to Southern Nigeria. It funds scholarship and provides Guinness Eye Hospitals in three cities in Nigeria.

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