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:

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