15 vintage Kenyan TV ads


Trust condom

I was browsing the rabbit hole that is YouTube when I bumped into some vintage Kenyan TV ads from the 90’s. Some are pretty awesome and my personal favourites are the Barclays dancing ATM, Knorr Soup and the Trust Condoms ads. It was interesting to note that some of these ads are better than some of the ads we see on TV today. Are our ad companies’ creativity regressing?

Anyway, I have compiled the ones I could find below. Enjoy.

[Side note: If you have watched most of these ads on TV then I probably know how old you are :-).]


Tusker Export

Knorr Soup

OMO With Powerfoam

Vicks Kingo

Kasuku cooking fat

Kenya Airways


Trust Condoms 1

Trust Condoms 2

Fair and lovely

Coca Cola


JOJO Chewing gum

Blue Band

You can view all the videos on a playlist that’s on our YouTube page here.

Are there any other vintage Kenyans ads that I missed that you can share?

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  1. We were very creative before the internet. Now all we do is look for an Advert from a post soviet nation, copy paste with the difference only being the language.

  2. wawawawa!! I was singing to blue band, cant believe I remembered..serious memories. Our creatives back then were top class..now we’re in a world of copy paste..makes one appreciate. Thanks for this author. My favorites were Trust, especially the videography in trust 2..Tusker was legendary too.

  3. Hey could you be in a position to get an old tv advert on lifebuoy . my dad did it and would like to show my son his grandpa whom he never saw

    please thanks

  4. i used to sing to the embassy lights ad back then when i was a Kid.Take me down memory lane plse anyone?And the British airways and Peugeot 504 ad.The memories are fine gems to me I would cherish them anytime I wanna see them.

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