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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka launches her media company dubbed ‘flower bear’.

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has announced that she is diversifying her portfolio by launching her own media company dubbed “Hana Kuma” which according to Osaka, means “flower bear” in Japanese while that sounds cute and all, it has a completely different meaning in the Swahili language and Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) can’t keep calm.

And No! They’re not losing their heads over the fact that she is moving from the court to Hollywood, they’re going bananas over the name she has chosen for the company – Hana Kuma.

The four-time Grand Slam champion who is worth an estimated $57 million (approx. Ksh.6.7 billion) has partnered with NBA star LeBron James in the new venture.

However,LeBron’s media outlet The SpringHill Company which he co-owns with his longtime business partner Maverick Carter will act as Hana Kuma’s financing operations and producing partner.
“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 said.

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.”

Article By Suzy Nyongesa.