Mannequin Challenge take the World by Storm

Internet trend currently sweeping the world by storm

 

There is a new internet trend currently sweeping the world by storm. In a captivating video challenge people are taking videos of themselves in a frozen state with music playing on the background.

#MannequinChallenge as the popular phenomenon is known depicts people capturing themselves in a motionless state like mannequins hence the name.

Internet sources such as Wikipedia quote students from Edward H White High School in Jacksonville, Florida as the creators of the phenomenon, which everyone is rushing to perform and outdo each other now.

Edward H White high school students first posted their #MannequinChallenge video online on October 26, 2016 before the video went viral, forcing people from all over the world to mimic mannequins as well.

#MannequinChallenge bug has bitten huge celebrities and politicians as well, Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton for instance participated in a video with Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Clinton, Huma Abedin and various staffers on her campaign plane the night before election night.

But in a move which literally broke the internet, outgoing first lady Michelle Obama teamed with LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers players and created their  #MannequinChallenge video and guess who triumphed everybody hands down? You guessed it right Michelle Obama.

LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers Mannequin Challenge with First Lady Michelle Obama!

Currently football teams, artists and companies literally everyone is creating their own #MannequinChallenge video and posting it online where people vote for the ‘best mannequin’.

Knowing how quick Kenyans are in adapting new trends it is only a matters of hours if not days before the #MannequinChallenge hits Nairobi, Kenya.

It will be especially rib ticking if our ‘savvy and digital’ politicians borrow a leaf from their counterparts in the west and pull a fast on us #MannequinChallenge pap!

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