The popularity of ‘Sco pa tu ma naa’, first spoken by Ghanaian musician Patapaa would have been less surprising to Ghanaians who lived through the ‘One Corner’ phase.
One notable account to have used the term is Dominos pizza.
The phrase is fast gaining popularity as well in the world of sports, with Atletico Madrid’s French Twitter account recently posting a picture of the club’s players with the caption.
— Atlético de Madrid (@AtletiFR) August 1, 2019
Eager to join in the trend, French club Bordeaux ushered in their new signing, former Arsenal captain on Twitter, with the caption ‘Sco pa tu manaa’
— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) August 7, 2019
The post has since garnered thousands of likes and retweets, the highest number the club account has ever received.
A number of other accounts have joined in the fun.
Although the phrase appeared to have no meaning, it became a favourite in Ghana, sparking the ‘Sco pa tu manaa’ challenge in which people on Twitter tried to repeat the lines in the song as it played.
The phrase has also found its way into Dictionary.com.
Even we couldn’t help but have a go as well.