Memes on the internet are used to describe concepts which spread quickly via the internet. Did you know that the word meme was first defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in the Selfish Gene in an attempt to explain how information spreads culturally? The internet memes, according to Richard Dawkins, are a subset of the general meme concept specific to the environment and culture of the internet. According to Dawkins, internet memes are a hijacking of the original idea, and they have an additional property which ordinary pictures do not have. They usually leave a footprint in the media which makes them possible to trace and analyze. Kenyans have not been left behind in the meme trend, and most of them have adopted the use of funny memes. An internet meme is a concept or activity that spreads from one person to another through the internet. Internet memes take different forms including pictures, videos, hashtags, hyperlinks, and websites. Surprisingly, and unknown to many, internet memes are not a new trend. They have existed long before the existence of social media via the web. Today, they have become more popular due to the various social networking platforms.
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Funny Kenyan memes have been adopted by companies too with most brands joining in the new advertisement trend. When favorite brands like KCB and Safaricom participate in such funny memes, it goes viral, and most people participate in the fun, making it a very effective means of advertisement. A good example is the Safaricom meme which says â€śMnasema tunakulanga bundles? Sisi?
A similar one was also issued by KCB, Sisi? Tukasema uchukue loan na usilipe? Sisi?
These hilarious memes pass across messages from firms to their clients in a hilarious manner. Funny memes have also been used in Kenya to convey political messages and specific political ideas.
This year, we have seen a lot of funny memes spread across the internet with most of them going viral. Kenyans now have a meme calendar. In January, there was Salt Bae-a Turkish; that is a meme of a chef who makes steak, and the signature salt trick spread across the world.
In February, we had the MC Roll Safe which was mocking failure and poor decisions without much thinking.
In March, there was the One-Man-Punch cartoon of the cartoon character of Saitima from Anime where he seems poised and trying to get himself off the hook through explanation with a signature hand on the chest. Kenyans quickly adopted this meme for their slapstick play.
Social media is a site where you can get all types of information ranging from news to events, and campaigns. For most people, social media is the first pit-stop when they are bored or looking for hilarious jokes which can lighten up their moods. Memes quickly spread and became popular in Kenya in 2018.
Here are some of the Kenyan funny memes.
It is fascinating to see how Africans have taken memes and used them to make jokes about stereotypes in the world about Africa and its people. At least each and everyone has encountered the funny African memes, such as funny relationship memes and funny Valentines memes by Africans on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The inspiration for African memes tends to vary from celebrities to news, politics, and exciting movies. One of the greatest and most spread African meme is that of the skeptical kid next to a white woman; this has been used to pass across very stereotypes about Africans which are quite hilarious, this is Africans way of saying look here; we are not happy with your actions through the use of sarcasm.
Another example is the photo of Mugabe which has always been used to make funny and unrealistic messages that in short, is an indication of what Africans think of him as a leader.
The use of memes in Africa continues to evolve with the changes in digital communication. One constant thing is the desire of people to connect and share ideas, and this is why memes will never come to an end not only in Africa but the whole world.
Nowadays, there is never a dull moment on the internet undoubtedly because the information shared online is continually changing due to the creativity of the users.
Below are some funny memes about love;
When it comes to online creativity, Kenyans have not lagged behind. Actually, they are top on the list! They generate memes from anything and come up with social trends that rock the internet. The memes originate from viral videos, funny images, and political photos. A typical pattern of late is that of comparing ordinary people to celebrities using funny captions. Memes funny, romantic, political, and religious are all there on the Kenyan social networks, and they keep coming up with new ones each day.
Most people nowadays are continually looking for ways of making their relationship more interesting. Well, a comic partner is a charm. So what better way to maintain a healthy conversation with your girlfriend online than sending her funny memes? These do not necessarily have to be relationship memes. If you want to create a romantic mood, you can also post your girlfriend or wife romantic memes to pass across the message or set them in the atmosphere
Here are other funny memes that relate to romantic relationships
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If you want to propel the spirit of your man, merely send him a couple of funny memes. Every man enjoys a good laugh especially if it is from his woman of interest. You can take advantage of memes to pass across messages about your joy, cravings, jealousy or affection and the best part is that it will save you from using several words to describe your feelings which might bore your partner. Memes are short and straight to the point, and they do not necessarily come across as needy as compared to long messages which can pass the wrong impression about you.
Here are other funny romantic memes for him
Human beings are truly creative. They have successfully made love and romance a humorous affair!