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RIP Vine: Watch the 17 Funniest African Vines Here

The internet will never be the same. Check out our favorite African vines of all time.

We're saddened to hear today's news that in the next coming months, Vine will no longer be with us.


*insert several sobbing emojis here*

This app changed the viral content game when it launched in 2013—where the funniest and most engaging looping videos grabbed our eyes for what it felt like hours at a time.

Vine says in their statement that there are plans to keep the website online and plans to keep creators informed about the platform's next steps.

The app was the home to the online African comedians we now know so well—Chief Obi, AphricanApe, SamTakesOff and DreaKnowsBest to name a few.

As Africans we had our own hashtag communities—#AfricanParentsBeLike and #AfricansBeLike—where our tears of laughter brought us together knowing that we were never alone in our experiences being raised by African immigrants.

As we mourn the loss of the app that gave us Bobby Shmurda dancing to Sade, the cute ballerina doing her thing for the Vine and 'Why You Lyin,'" take a look at our favorite African Vines below:

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