Some Nigerians on social media have jumped on the hilarious #Guccybranchcaptionchallenge, named after instagram handler, Guccy Branch, an associate of musicians Zlatan and Naira Marley, who were recently arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Branch, Zlatan, Naira Marley and two others were arrested by the EFCC in connection with an ongoing internet fraudsters investigation.
Branch and Zlatan have since been released.
It was the arrest that drew the attention of Nigerians to his Instagram page: @guccy_branch and the funny way he captions his posts.
On his most recent post, he wrote: “Liked by rahman Jago xpensive abokiwire abokiwizzy and 78 others insha allah thi yeah god and every body.”
Some Nigerians who found his captions hilarious, started posting photos and captions in similar pattern with the hashtag #Guccybranchcaptionchallenge, causing the challenge to trend online.
OAP @do2tun wrote on his picture: liked by FixedBet1000 Hookme_up NiaraBet2000 Teethfine BuyyouriTunesCard Iambeggingfor1000Naira CheckMypageForMyComedy FollowMeAndGetMoreFollowers and 5623 unknown others hmmm insha Allah cc: GuccyHeadOffice aka The whole Socket.
@alexunusual_the_amazon wrote on Reality star Alex Unusual’s pic: liked by Bill Gates Naira marley, zlatan ibile, rahman jago, poco lee, abokiwizzy, #teamalex and 78 others. Insha Allah thi yeah god benz and everybody hmmm.
Similarly, in a photo where Guccy Branch is dressed as a “Game of Thrones” character, @idris captioned it: “Liked by Jon Snow, Greyworm, the mountain, the imp, the king slayer, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark and 529 Dothrakis. In sha Allah Dracarys everybody.”
@Seunfummie tweeted: “Liked by Eden Hazard, Chelsea FC, Olamide, Wizkid, Buhari, Otedola, #Dangote And 9.8m others. #GuccyBranchCaptionChallenge.”
@Emizziejay wrote: “Liked by Dangote, Otedola,Zlatan ibile, Naira Marley, Davido, Wizkid, Olamide baddo, Rahman jago, bobrisky, poco lee and 865,420 others. INSHA ALLAH we go buy Benz.”
@Kejifab wrote: “Liked by Bill Gates Aliko Dangote Otedola Tundeednut Davidoofficial and 99k others. #GuccyBranchCaptionChallenge.”
NAN reports that Branch, Zlatan and two others were released from custody on Tuesday evening.
Naira Marley is, however, still detained.