World Emoji Day

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2024 Date17 July 2024
2025 Date17 July 2025

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World Emoji Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about the importance of emojis in modern communication. Emojis have become a universal language and have transformed the way people express themselves in digital conversations. Nigeria, like many other countries, celebrates World Emoji Day by promoting the use and understanding of emojis among its citizens. The day is marked by various activities, including social media campaigns, online contests, and emojis-themed events.

The history of World Emoji Day in Nigeria dates back to 2015 when the day was first celebrated globally. Since then, Nigerians have embraced the use of emojis in their daily digital conversations, leading to the creation of local emojis that reflect the country's culture, traditions, and values.

Local emoji designs in Nigeria include traditional clothing, food, and cultural symbols such as the Nigerian flag and landmarks. These emojis help Nigerians to express themselves more creatively and authentically in digital conversations. World Emoji Day is observed annually on July 17th.

World Emoji Day facts

  • According to, the first phone known to contain emojis was the SkyWalker DP-211SW. It was a mobile telephone manufactured by J-Phone in 1997. It supported a set of 90 emoji.
  • Emojis are used by 92% of the online population daily.
  • Nigeria is among the top countries in the world that use emojis the most, with an estimated 8 billion emojis sent per day by Nigerian smartphone users.
  • Some emojis that are particularly popular among Nigerians include the prayer hands, the fire, the heart eyes, the laughing face, the suspicious face, and the eggplant - which is often used as a slang for a male organ.

Top things to do in Nigeria for World Emoji Day

  • Use emojis today. Whoever you text or message today, be sure to add in some emojis. They may even respond with some of their own.
  • Listen to Jonathan Mann's World Emoji Day Anthem. It is a fun tune written and produced by Mann that celebrates emojis.
  • Many online platforms organize quizzes, trivia contests, and competitions for World Emoji Day. Nigerians can participate in those challenges to win prizes.
  • People can organize fun parties with an emoji theme, such as wearing emoji-themed costumes, baking emoji-themed cakes, or playing games based on emojis.

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