21 April 2006

Mama na … Picken!

Remember the MTN advert that caused so much brouhaha? Excited father calls his mum/mum-in-law after the birth of his baby and says ‘Mama na boy!’ Everyone was up in arms saying the advert was sexist, and seemed to celebrate the boy child over the girl one. Why didn’t the father announce ‘Mama na girl!’ they asked. Anyways saw the 'pc' version of the advert the other day on tv. ‘Mama she don born!’ was the excited cry of the new father to his mum/mum-in-law. Glad to see that was all that changed in the advert, Mama then proceeds to celebrate, the whole village with her.

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