Someone Put a Gele on This Popular Patrick Meme and African Twitter Went Crazy with the Jokes

The jokes that have come with this meme show our common struggles as African kids.

We can't reach the end of the week without providing you with some laughs.

For some reason, characters from the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants have become evergreen memes that young adults, who grew up watching the show, use on the internet for various purposes. The latest, is this one of Patrick—or Savage Patrick.

Aside from generating hilarious memes using this photo, there are people who take it upon themselves to remix it in their own way. Once someone decided to photoshop a gele with gaudy jewelery on him, like your typical African auntie, it was a wrap.


African Twitter commenced going down memory lane with our daily struggles as African kids with the women in our lives, as well as referencing Nollywood notables and a classic Vine. Despite our tears from laughter reading these triggering jokes, we realized how much our shared experiences truly connect us more than we think.

Here are some of our favorites below.

Twitter user @jesuisjoy_xo won this meme—hands down.

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Photo by A Kid Named Trav.

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