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May 20, 2009

'Obamarama': Bubble gum

More Obama fun from -- where else? -- Kisumu, Kenya. Blogger Bankelele was in the Luoland capital  last month and saw banners advertising a new Obama bubble gum. The slogan? It's a clever one: "Yes we want!!"


The gum comes in at least two flavors, orange and strawberry (below) and is priced to sell at 1 shilling, or a little more than a penny, apiece. However, Bankelele, with the same alertness he uses to take Kenya's business elite to task on his terrific blog, pointed out that the gum wasn't on the shelves at the local Nakumatt superstore.


Remember, folks -- send your unusual Obama images to us via e-mail.

Previous installments in Obamarama:
Kanga bag in Nairobi, Kenya
Hope Gift Shop in Kisumu, Kenya
Mini Market in Kigali, Rwanda
Video shop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bar-cafe in Cotonou, Benin
Snacks Point in Ntulele, Kenya


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looks like president Obama has been the favorite of commercial ads and even the music MTVs... luckily he allow these things to happen.

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