Wish they were around when I was a kid.
Toafick Okoya, 43, created the dolls out of frustration and a little heart break after his daughter confessed to him that she wanted to be white much like the dolls that she saw on shelves. Determined to help her see the beauty in her race and culture he set out to find dolls that look like her and other Nigerian girls, but found that there were no dolls that looked like his daughter and her friends.
So in In 2007 the entrepreanuer decided to create his own doll that Nigerian girls could identify with by recreating their skin colour and style – and it is now so successful that it is outselling Barbie.
The doll, which is called Queens of Africa, comes with traditional outfits…
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