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The Best African Memes of 2018

Laugh with us into 2019 with OkayAfrica's best African memes of 2018.

Meme culture has become a mainstay on these internet streets. It's essentially an alternate form of communicating, of commentary and of simple laughter. 2018 had its fair share of highs and lows, and young Africans continue to utilize memes to celebrate or to cope with the nonsense.

To reflect on the African memes that broke the internet this year, we tapped contributors and African meme tastemakers to list the best African memes of 2018.

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This Is Where the 'When I'm Through With You, You Will See' Meme Comes From

The viral clip originates from a Nigerian gospel comedy skit.

We've done some digging on the origins of more viral clips-turned-memes from African films, and today's investigation hails from Nigeria in the late-2000s.

You've seen this clip paired perfectly with a Black Panther-inspired caption on Twitter—and it's another clip that has us dying of laughter every time it appears on our timelines.

Thanks to Chance The Rapper's recent question that has sparked conversation, we discovered the clip is from a series called Pride by Alfa Sule—a gospel comedy troupe from Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State in Nigeria.

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This Is Where the 'Oh My God, Wow' Meme Comes From

The viral meme is from a scene in the 2012 Ghanaian film, "Azonto Ghost."

The Best African Memes of 2017

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