How this 5 year old ‘village boy’ from Ghana became a viral internet sensation

The internet has a way of turning everyday people into major celebs. Take 5-year-old Jake Amo from a village called Asempanaye, in Ghana for example.  

Jake Amo

Just weeks ago, he was just like any other 5 year old but after Solomon Adufah  a photographer from Ghana posted a photo of Jake on Instagram as part of his homeland Africa series, Jake became a ‘star’.

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His photo was used in countless numbers of skits, memes and other funny materials. Check out some of them below:

Jake meme 1

jake meme 2

Jake meme 3

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But let’s turn away from the fact that Jake’s photo has made of laugh. Jake and his fellow kids in Asempanaye, Ghana need help. Adufah who lives in Chicago but often goes back to Ghana, his home country, to volunteer as a primary school teacher told Buzzfeed:  “People were texting and tagging me in the memes, some were negative and that’s not what I saw in Jake. It’s like having a relative and everyone’s making fun of them.”

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Despite his mixed feelings about the meme, he realized the global reaction could be an opportunity to make a positive difference. He set up a GoFundMe page and he promises to use the money raised to not only contribute to Jake’s primary and secondary education tuition, but other pupils too.

Jake Amo

Adufah, who got permission from Jake’s parents and his school in Asempanaye before he set up the page said Jake has no idea he became an internet meme. He said the school is also amazed by the reaction to Jake’s picture and the willingness to help support children in their village.

Solomon Adufah (arrowed up) the artist who discovered Jake in a Ghanaian village and Jake himself (arrowed down) in a group photo

Solomon Adufah (arrowed up) the artist who discovered Jake in a Ghanaian village and Jake himself (arrowed down) in a group photo

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If you’d like to contribute to Jake’s education, visit here to find out how.

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