Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka has left tongues wagging in Kenya after launching her media company and naming it “hana kuma.”
Naomi Osaka partnered with NBA star LeBron james to establish the new media company that has been the talk of town for the last few days.
While the name hana kuma in Japanese means “flower bear”, Kenyans on Twitter could not let the phrase pass without sharing their own perspective.
Hana Kuma is a swahili name meaning “she does not have a female private part ” which explains why Kenyans have gone bananas over the name.
Below were some of the reactions by a number of Kenyans on this Hana Kuma company:
“A friend of mine from Fulani tribe told me that’ YOU ARE MY BEST KUMA’ I was very furious and asked him why he he looks at me in narrow lenses. He responded by saying that Kuma in their dialect is WISE😀😀😀”
“I got it as kuma ya hana…sounds shameful to one while in a different world it’s okay…let’s learn to embrace…it shows us that there is nothing like “insult” in this world…appears only in our caged minds😌😌😌😌😌”
“Citize Tv will show us words,we started with Twerk Makende sai tuko Hana Kuma.Eager for the next title”
“Did you know that ‘kuma kende’ in dholuo means the only place? I thought you should know. Also, ‘kuma ochiek’ means a ripe area. For instance, you can say, “akayo kuma ochiek” to imply, “I bit a ripe area.” Class dismissed..”
“Hana kuma?? Ako na nini🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔”
“This is what we call cultural clash… Japanese culture clashes with Swahili culture..”
“Even the late president Mwai Kibaki after attending a conference in KUMA MOTO” japan could not utter the name of the city in a press..😂 Let’s not annoy our ancestors”
“We demand apology for exposing girl child in bad faith.atakosaje eti hanaAko na nini bas? 😂😂😂😂 O Lord alafu for whatever reason she ends up visiting Kenya, then gets invited to some popular talk show, I can even see the headline ” Kuma tunayo hatunayo”🤦🏾🤦🏾 😂
“Ako na nini bas? 😂😂😂😂 O Lord alafu for whatever reason she ends up visiting Kenya, then gets invited to some popular talk show, I can even see the headline ” Kuma tunayo hatunayo”🤦🏾🤦🏾 😂”
“Pwahaha Hana what? I thought everyone does”
“Imagine you are from Nyeri and your girlfriend is called Irene Keino who works for Hana Kuma and you have to introduce her to your parents and where she works. Earth can be hard.”