The Internet has shown us time and time again that it can make the most mundane thing viral and this is another case of this very nature of the age we are living in. No one is usually spared and this one transpired all the way from Cameroon
The picture in question is a photo of Bidoung Kpwatt, Cameroon’s Minister for Sports and Physical Education greeting Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya in a respectful manner. This did not go unnoticed and people on Twitter were quick to replicate the ‘submissive’ greeting in a matter of ways where they termed it as the Bidoung Challenge.
This was one of the most shared tweets showing a collage of the various imitations done by people.
— Kathleen Ndongmo (@KathleenNdongmo) December 11, 2016
Ugandans jumped into the challenge with this effort.
The Ugandan #BidoungChallenge.
— Prosper Ahimbisibwe™ (@Prosper_MED) December 12, 2016
People then decided to greet animals, like this kitten
— Rachel Mireille (@RachelMireilleN) December 12, 2016
Or this poor dog who didn’t know what is happening
— Christian Ngan (@ChristianNgan) December 11, 2016
Some imitations were cool, like this levitation attempt that looks quite surreal.
— Cédric NDAWA (@Ledawa) December 13, 2016
But it got weirder when someone decided to try it with a glass of what it looks like milk
— LeedyaahLawson (@Leedyaah) December 13, 2016
But some attempts went over the line like the ones shown on the bottom of the grid.
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) December 12, 2016
Or this attempt of someone greeting one’s foot and the other of what looks like a human centipede.
— The HotJem Magazine (@theHOTJEM) December 12, 2016
Funny enough, people started employing what they learnt in mathematics class
Off to Cameroon Twitter. #BidoungChallenge
My chest!! 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/G14ZY2t8Nh
— King Sley (@Ibo_Samurai) December 12, 2016
This is not the first time we have seen an African politician being made fun off on Twitter. Earlier in the year we saw a photo of Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, where he took a photo by the roadside which made people come up with the Museveni challenge.