AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Coco Cola

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Coke and cynicism

I won’t bother to unpack this commercial, but this is exhibit A for the case against uncritical¬†boosterism and identity politics. Coca Cola Kenya hijacks “the Africa is booming” discourse to sell more soft drinks. Here’s their cynical sales pitch:

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Akon Deserves a Pepsi

Apparently the video for Pepsi’s “Oh Africa” commercial is the first 2010 World Cup commercial to go viral. (I’ve blogged about it here before.)¬† So much for Coke thinking its official World Cup sponsor status and numerous...