The ‘Charlie Charlie’ challenge, a modern incarnation of a Spanish paper and pencil game, has set the Nigerian Twittersphere agog and gotten users talking.
The game is usually played by teenagers using held or balanced pencils to produce answers to questions they ask.
The challenge involves a person crossing two pencils on a sheet of paper to create a grid with sectors labelled ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The person then calls out ‘Charlie Charlie, are you there?’.
Any movement of the pencil to any direction on the sheet of paper will then suggest the presence of a paranormal entity, ‘Charlie’, which the person could ask further questions to be answered by the movement of the pencil.
Users around the world have hopped on the challenge with Nigerians also creating their own versions while others share hilarious memes and comments.
As of the time of this report, the hashtag has been used nearly 210,000 times in the Nigerian Twittersphere.
“Demons wey full your family, you never fight them finish, you con dey add Charlie Charlie,” a Twitter user said.
“It can only be in Nigeria a person will have mind to invite extra demon to the battalion we already have. Charlie charlie are you there,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Demons wey full your family, you never fight them finish, you con dey add Charlie Charlie pic.twitter.com/InJaOCyxCT
— I am a virgin and i (@Anambravirgin) January 6, 2021Advertisement
This one do Charlie Charlie, E come dey shout😂.
Why is it that it is mummy they call first? She send you?Advertisement
— Cousin_C.Ronaldo.🏆 (@Timi_CR7) January 6, 2021
It can only be in Nigeria😭 a person will have mind to invite extra demon to the battalion we already have.
"Charlie charlie are you there?" pic.twitter.com/tWIpOpleww
— T baby🐣 (@its_toluwani) January 6, 2021Advertisement
When you didn't prepare for the exam
"Charlie charlie, I take God beg you…." pic.twitter.com/tWtaZafvwX
— Four-eyed Edo Boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) January 6, 2021
My lecturer looking at my script after Charlie Charlie don run am for me: pic.twitter.com/wA0JVjZe8b
— Mr Aristócrata™ 🃏🦅 (@ChuksNoble4) January 6, 2021
This is the funniest Charlie Charlie video I’ve seen today😂😂
— Chemical Boy 👌 (@Chemicalboyy) January 6, 2021
Charlie Charlie dey fear to answer some girls because them fit bill am
— Attah of Nigeria🇳🇬 (@Akortainment) January 6, 2021
Charlie Charlie , so who ordered the killingss at lekki toll gate ? pic.twitter.com/suRLXxx34c
— Oyindamola🙄 (@dammiedammie35) January 6, 2021
This has to be the most funny Charlie Charlie video I’ve seen😭😂. Yahoo by force 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QJku0vcLTc
— Unwanted Friend 😒🌚 (@holardamolar) January 6, 2021
Charlie Charlie sef they fear😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sb0he255ZK
— maerothegrate (@maerothegrate) January 6, 2021
Imagine say Charlie Charlie come visit all the people wey do am for dream this night pic.twitter.com/5KiwIJpkqs
— STAR 🔆🌟 (@DatBrightDude_) January 6, 2021
Charlie Charlie after 180 million Nigerians keep calling him😂😂
Charlie Charlie : Wo leave me pic.twitter.com/8GTOoX0jMH
— Kiiye (@UncleKiiye) January 6, 2021
Una Dey do Charlie Charlie,until they use your story as "this movie was based on a real life experience" pic.twitter.com/X25EocSsyg
— иυєℓℓ🎚™ (@alhajinuell) January 6, 2021
If e sure for you try Charlie Charlie in front of your Popsi/momsi😂 pic.twitter.com/Ggqm0XIFEw
— Dominion (@_nionD) January 6, 2021
Some people have mind oh.. Charlie Charlie has caused wahala here..as for me..if it's not Jesus I'm summoning I'm not interested 🚶🚶 pic.twitter.com/1xY6qjU3gw
— you can call me drey😌💋 (@ad_eniola) January 6, 2021
We know y’all are blowing breeze on the pencil for the Charlie Charlie stuff, you sef reason am, if you be Charlie you go leave abroad come Nigeria??
— valking ♔ (@_VALKlNG) January 6, 2021
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