Social media users claimed that there is a drone delivery service in Lagos, Nigeria. These claims are accompanied by a video which shows a drone dropping off a package on a counter. A man then pays for the service by swiping his card on a device provided by the drone.
Among users who shared this claim was @KenyanTraffic Twitter account.
Fact Check/ Verification
A user tagged by the Kenyan Traffic account replied in the tweet thread saying that he’s the creator of the video and that it’s not real.
We looked at his Twitter profile and found that he’d shared the drone delivery video a few weeks back. His tweet reads, “So I ran out of Indomie yesterday, needed to make a quick restock, never knew we had a drone delivery service in Lagos. #visualeffects #redshift3d #nollywood #africarising #africatech #nigerian #3Danimation ”
In the same thread, he shared a video published by Artfrocentric on Youtube where he explains the process of creating the drone video.
Techpoint.africa published an article on the same a few weeks back. It’s titled, “How a 3D visual effects video of a drone delivering a carton of Indomie fooled the internet”
The user who initially shared the video, Anisiuba Uche, is the co-founder of an animation and visual effects company called Quadron Studios.
The claim on a drone delivery service in Lagos, Nigeria, which is accompanied by a video is misleading. The video in context was created using 3-D visual effects and is not real.
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