The Pakistani meme “Wow Grape,” which went viral last year, always did sell at the Foundation digital art marketplace on September 30 as a “Non-Fungible Token” (NFT). A press announcement states a charity will use some of the NFT sale money to help Pakistani flood victims.
The trend started with an old YouTube video about something that happened at a Pakistani school in Saudi Arabia. Due to the ubiquitous use of the incorrect “Wow Grape,” “Wow amazing” is virtually always easier to reuse on social media. Pakistani politician and ex-senator Sehar Kamran is its school’s principal at the time, and her passionate pronunciation became misunderstood.
The video’s clips went viral all over the world. Which led others to use them as the basis for a variety of online content. Since then, they have become gifs, movies, text lingo, and even visual memes.
Surprisingly, “Wow Grape” went viral and became a Tiktok sensation. With videos of the phenomenon getting over 63 million views in total. Celebrities and social media influencers from all over the world helped spread the original meme by posting remakes, reposts of remakes, and reposts of reposts.
With Kamran’s permission, the Swedish-Pakistani software company Maqsoft and I will host the ‘Wow Grape’ NFT auction.
Non-fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are a type of digital currency that is able to trade ownership rights to digital assets like photos and videos. Since NFT holders are visible on the blockchain, NFTs are sometimes traded in place of the digital assets they represent. Hoping that the success of the “Wow Grape” NFT will encourage and inspire other Pakistani developers. Put their own NFTs out into the world and help Pakistan’s economy.