There was the Ice Bucket Challenge, then there was the Mannequin Challenge, now from Cameroon comes the Bidoung Challenge.

When Cameroon’s Sports Minister Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mpkatt bowed and shook the hand of President Paul Biya, the image of the greeting went viral.

The hashtags #BidoungChallenge and #CourberdosChallenge meaning to bend the back, have been included in 11,000 tweets.

Cameroonians have been recreating the image as well photoshopping the original on social media.

One user on Twitter added some geometry to illustrate the angle and distance of the bow to the subject.

Afrik2 Radio tweeted this imitation of the original image.
@afrik2_radio tweets: #CourberDosChallengeImage copyrightTWITTER / @AFRIK2_RADIO

Another example of a low bow was recreated here.

@CheyssonY tweets: #courberdoschallenge en mode #DoLeDab ou est @TENOR_officiel sur ca?Image copyrightTWITTER / @CHEYSSONY

Another user tweeted (in French): “We just hit rock bottom here,” as the bow is even lower in this picture.

@waldrigue tweets: Image copyrightTWITTER / @WALDRIGUE

Can you get any lower? This man could.

@zebstatou tweets: #courberdoschallengeImage copyrightTWITTER / @ZEBSTATOU

Animals also got in on the act.

@zebstatou tweets: Wokooo wandafout fofambla! C est officiel on a trouvé le gagnantImage copyrightTWITTER / @ZEBSTATOU

And there’s this.

@Enn_Cee_Kay tweets: And here is the winner! (Translation from French)Image copyrightTWITTER / @ENN_CEE_KAY

And even farmyard animals got involved. One was this goat, captured on a Facebook post.

CulturEbene posted this image of a man bowing to a goatImage copyrightFACEBOOK / CULTUREBENE 


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