Memes have become an integral part of how our generation uses social media, especially Twitter. Whether they be videos or pictures, hilarious memes are now being attached to almost every tweet, adding a lot more context, and, of course, humour.
In the past couple of weeks, Aki & Pawpaw have taken over the meme rotation. Like with Spongebob Squarepants last year, Twitter users are creating memes out of a host of Aki & Pawpaw movie scenes, with each new one more gaining more traction than the last.
— nollywood (@nollywoodroll) May 27, 2019
Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) and Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) first became popular after their 2002 comedy, Aki na Ukwa. Through the noughties, Ikedieze and Iheme littered Nollywood releases, starring in over 50 films and becoming household names.
Although Aki & Pawpaw have long since taken a break from Nigerian cinema — only making cameos in a few movies — their impact is still quite palpable today, especially given the recent nostalgic affinity old Nollywood seems to possess.
walk walk fashion baby pic.twitter.com/RyUuSFiGKi
— nollywood (@nollywoodroll) May 22, 2019
The recent Nollyclassic resurgence has taken us back to iconic moments that defined the noughties in Nigeria, from Rita Dominic’s many assertions that men were only useful for their money, to the melodramatic style of the era.
But while most Nollywood accounts are focusing on the general hilarity of old Nigerian movies, Twitter user, @nollywoodroll is honing in on our favourite Nollywood duo, Aki & Pawpaw, turning their seminal films into the internet’s new meme bank.
So, from Aki’s iconic “I’m sure I have talent…” thought reel, to the Aki & Pawpaw-led footage for Santi’s “Murvlana” — we wouldn’t be mad if this emerged as the official music video — here are a few of our favourite Aki & Pawpaw memes:
What on earth is wrong with me? I’m sure I have talent, but where my talent is leading me pic.twitter.com/ZeqEqHZjEJ
— click here for videos (@video_reacts) March 11, 2019
Me showing my friend how I’m being wicked and stressing out somebody’s son https://t.co/zHjFGlFuuQ
— (@Chidinma_xo) May 16, 2019
anytime diggy simmons posts pic.twitter.com/bRUEy42ppi
— efé. (@omohsefe) May 15, 2019
Santi and kida kudz listening to raw dinner together pic.twitter.com/rw4cvFotOB
— BRXVEHXXRT (@BraveheartBeho1) May 17, 2019
me pretending I don’t really care while getting served for the 3rd time at a wedding pic.twitter.com/Jnt9ooSmnV
— ᴛʜᴇ ᴇǫᴜᴀʟɪsᴇʀ (@TheDilichi) May 22, 2019
— MANDY & THE JUNGLE (@TSE____) May 26, 2019
You may be interested
Breaking: Hopes dashed as Supreme Court delivers judgment on Imo senatorial electionWebby - April 17, 2021
- The Nigerian Supreme court has concluded hearing on the suit regarding the Imo North senatorial district bye-election- The apex…
YouTube Suspends Prophet TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV, Facebook Takes Action TooWebby - April 16, 2021
TB Joshua, a well-known Nigerian TV evangelist, has had his YouTube account suspended due to accusations of hate speech. After…
DPR, NEITI differ on Nigeria’s oil production volumeWebby - April 16, 2021
’Femi Asu Published 12:30 am The Department of Petroleum Resources has faulted the assertion by the Executive Secretary of the…