10 unbelievable things that went viral in Nigeria this year

As we draw the curtain on an incredible 2015, it’s time to take our annual look at some of the viral topics that shaped our year.

10 unbelievable things that went viral in Nigeria this year

Truth be told, we do love weird things. But even with our high level of tolerance for all things odd, some of the things that have gone viral in 2015 proved to be a bit too much to handle.

We've had to deal with singing sensations like Vic O who ought not be doing anything musically inclined, politicians like Orubebe who embarrassed the whole nation, the Nigerian vs Ghanian jollof debate and the hilarious experiences in a Nigerian secondary school, among other strange and weird stuff.

So today’s list is dedicated to all those things that went viral in Nigerian in 2015, some appreciated, some not, and some that you just can’t ignore.

Well, scroll on and enjoy this odd trip down memory lane.

1. Orubebe

Former Minister of the Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe went viral twice in Nigeria. First when he performed 'We cannot take this' on stage and when he announced he was defecting to APC from PDP.

Orubebe is 1st on the list because his disgraceful act went viral all over the world. Who ever told or advised Orubebe it was a good idea to act like a rebel and a baby on National television?

The memes that came from this was definitely hilarious and someone suggested 'Jega's Composure' be made a compulsory course in all Nigerian Universities.

Although the argument is still on, The Nigerian versus Ghanian Jollof was definitely a very hot topic on Twitter. Nigerians went in with their guns, ammunitions, pens and Internet subscriptions to destroy the Ghanians and the Ghanian Jollof.

This hashtag amassed more than 100k tweet and it was definitely fun while it lasted.

And of course Ghanaians still regret it till date for insulting the almighty Nigerian Jollof.

3. Vic O

This is one trend that hopefully will die down soon, because frankly Nigerians have had enough of 'Its your boy Vic O' for a life time.

Even though we're still utterly amused that he went viral. Vic O is a legend that triumph other legends. His Meak and Dreke (Meek Mill and Drake) diss song annihilates all other diss songs.

This guy is a rap genius. *goes to the corner and passes out*

I thought i was the only one Nigerian who loved Harry potter until this hashtag went viral. It was fun, interesting, and really hilarious.

If you have ever tried to imagine how a Nigerian would survive at the Hogwarts School of  Witchcraft & Wizardry, this hashtag covers it perfectly.

You probably don’t know Sugabelly. I don’t know her either until this year. She went viral so many times this year but the sad story of her rape shook Nigerian Twitter.

Her story is so sad and touching but thankfully it has allowed people to speak up against rape, gender-based violence and allowed people to see that rape is never the fault of the victim.

The Twitter fight between Nigerians and Kenyans almost resulted into world war III.

The Tweet fight which started as a joke degenerated into a brutal fight thereby exposing long-suppressed resentments.

Lets hope, this is the last time any country would try to mess with Nigerians on Twitter, but incase they want to please remember we have 50 million Internet users in Nigeria.

7. Oshiomole's Marriage

Nigerians were shocked when former NLC president now Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, got married to a 32-year old Ethiopian Airline staff from Cape Verde.

The marriage reminded us of Iyanya's line "Shawty say she no come for the body oh, She come for the money oh"

Some people said the woman, whose name Iara means mermaid, was a gold digger, others said it was a match made in heaven.

8. Yoruba Demons

Yoruba guys were the bomb this year, from deceiving women with white trad and beards, to just acting like a total badass all the time.

Nigerian women have being advised to stay off Yoruba men, and if you don't, you are on your own.

9.Linda Ikeji’s Mansion

Many people become bloggers by mistake. Internet fame kind of just falls into their lap — and sometimes they truly never wanted it to begin with. But other people like Linda Ikeji specifically set out to achieve the kind of buzz that “breaks” the Internet.

When the news got out that Linda Ikeji bought a mansion at the exclusive Banana Island for N500 million, Nigerians went ballistic. The news was everywhere, even some men offered to marry her and be her maid/sugar daddy.

Nigerians relive the gory details of secondary school from pictures and tweets about teacher brutality, boarding school hardships, to classroom drama.

This viral hashtag brought back all the memories of attending a secondary school in Nigeria.

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