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“Queen of Africa” Dolls Outsell Barbie in Nigeria

Eye Candy | Afropunk   in  ยท
January 12, 2015

What began as a way of giving his daughter an alternative to Barbie – and the European standard of beauty she presents – led to Taofick Okoya creating a line of African dolls that not only celebrate the beauty of black women, but showcase Nigeria’s heritage in all its glory. Now Okoya stands as one of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs and has seen his dolls even outsell Barbie.


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