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The #MarkFishChallenge Is South African Twitter's Hilarious Response to an Absurd Mix-Up

South Africans have been sharing images of people and things with the wrong names all day, and it's all thanks to a ridiculous mistake made by Mark Fish.

Yesterday, countless people took to social media to commemorate the passing of South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, and rightfully so.

Everyone from celebrities, to fans, to elected officials shared kind words and memories of the artist and his indelible impact. Former South African football player, Mark Fish, wanted to pay homage as well, and decided to send out his own tribute—except there was, well, a slight problem with his message.


NIETHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO BELOW ARE HUGH MASEKELA.

The man in the photo is fellow musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, who was sure to point out to Fish that he is in fact alive and well.

Of course, Twitter was not about to let Fisher live this tremendous faux pas down, and thus, the #MarkFishChallenge was born.

The challenge is quite simple: tweet out a picture of someone or something, saying that it's someone else. Yes, it sounds a bit childish, but we promise it's completely amusing. And if we're being honest, Fish deserves the dragging for being one of those people who can't tell black folks apart.

Check out some of our favorite #MarkFishChallenge tweets below.


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Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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