Everyone loves a good boy band. [If only there were any]. But most of us probably think we could come up with some better names than what we’ve experienced so far. So AFH decided to give this a try… and you showed up!

[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 1pm South African time [6am EST] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The F.L.O.P. [or Fish List Of Prizeworthyness] is the collection of some of the best tweets from each week’s game and is what all seriously comedic Hashtaggers aspire to…]

We sent out an invitation and some ideas of how this thing might work:

These boy band wannabes quickly soared to the top of the charts making us a Hashtag Roundup Hot Tag:

One of our favourite bots poked his head in to Schmot our game:

And we got the more than appropriate song “Make It Stop” as our Trending Tune for this game:

And the rest was really up to you as you jumped on in droves [do we still have droves in 2018?] to share with us your favourite Boy Band names and the best of those we snapped up to compile this week’s:


Jimish starts us off with some melodic wordplay:

While John managed to send a message and a boy band name in one:

K Dawg scent in her offering:

While pH1 spoke for the lesser fan base crowd:

Tali brought the ‘tude:

While Adrian’s really bombed:

John brought in a little European flavouring:

While DM largely summed it up:

We had to wash our eyes out with soap after this offering from V:

Captain Funkadunk had a sweet offering:

Nadine brought the Brits, or let them leave, or something:

Picachupracabra found a genre blend:

Their name may suck but they certainly have the moves:

Moving from the News arena to take on the music:

pH1 was spot on, or maybe spots on?

Andy brought all the levels:

Adrian was suspicious:

i like how the Twitterer deemed this picture of crocs as “sensitive or inappropriate media”

While Izzi’s milkshake was bringing all the boy bands to his yard:

Geff channeled his inner Fallon:

While Kris was keeping it for real:

Der Claus had this classic:

Dan’s smelled a little off:

Jill dived in with some Pun Pointage:

Abigail went political:

Morgendorffer brought the rage:

DF_Angel was right on the money:

Bolas with some more clean word play:

Dr Tari. had a confession:

Prinz JFC scored all of the Random but Related points with this classic:

Jegranger nabbed some clever points:

While DB brought the imagery:

So many great and fantastical boy band names and next time a group of pimply voice-breaking guys is looking to go big they should definitely look to us. But with this particular game, there could only ever be one winner once we saw this tweet from Jesús and so this week’s TOP F.L.O.P. goes to this timeless classic:

Thank you everyone for playing and with the daylight savings changes we now move an hour earlier to 12 noon in South Africa and 6am EDT in Americaland every Wednesday so come along and give us your best and see if you can raise your level to that of the F.L.O.P. #LifeGoals

Huge shoutout to The UnNamed Ones who work tirelessly for buckets of banter behind the scenes ensuring that the @AFrikkinHashtag game remains one of the most fun and creative and successful games on the Twitterer.

Let’s keep on putting the WIT in the TWITTERER and see you next game.

love brett “Fish” anderson and No_bob