Hana Kuma means without vagina .Hana Kuma are two kiswahili words,Hana means ‘doesn’t have’ and kuma means vagina.The words are trending following the launch of a media company by Tennis champion Naomi Osaka.
Hana Kuma, according to Osaka, means “flower bear” in Japanese; and while that sounds cute and all, it has a completely different meaning in the Swahili language .
Osaka launched the company alongside NBA star LeBron James
“I honestly can’t say if I’ll personally be in anything right now. What excites me is being able to inspire people and tell new stories, particularly ones that I would have wanted to see when I was a kid. I always wanted to kind of see someone like me,” Osaka told the New York Times in a Zoom interview.
LeBron, on his part, said: “We don’t take for granted the position we are in to lend a helping hand, in this case to Naomi, to help empower her to do even more great things.”
Kenyans reacted to the news of the launch, some suggesting that the name should be changed.
In Japan there is also a team called Kumamoto which is among the top teams in the country.