Makmende on Wall Street Journal & fast company

So Makmende, the new Kenyan viral sensation has gotten a mention on Wall Street Journal and in Fast Company a big accomplishment that should teach many a doubting Kenyan brands that a viral campaign is a reality. Here are the article links,

http://www.fastcompany.com/1596460/kenyas-first-viral-music-video-an-autotuned-blaxploitation-epic

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/03/24/kenya-launches-country%E2%80%99s-first-viral-music-video/?mod=rss_WSJBlog&mod=

of course this part on the fast company article made me laugh since only an American would say this

“The song itself is pretty catchy too, using Antares’s Autotune to create a song that sounds a bit like the Black Eyed Peas, minus the ear-stabbing horribleness. And the song along with the video has spread like wildfire across Kenya–it’s the first real homegrown “have you seen this video?” moment, and should pave the way for all kinds of cute Kenyan animal videos. ”

pave the way for all kinds of cute Kenyan animal videos? What!!!!

Hmmm… well i think the american should know we dont always consider an image or video of some kitten something to capture national attention, we have better things to do.

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