Looking for a true African doll for your kids? Well look no further. Here come the Queen of Africa dolls!
I bumped into these dolls about a month ago. I was doing some research and found their website. I love what the creator of the dolls, Taofick Okoya, has to say about why he created them. What’s nice is that they’ve incorporated native dress and hairstyles into the design of some of the dolls. I also see they are adding a bit of variation to the physical features of the dolls as well which I think is important because it shows the different types of beauty in Africa and diversity in body type.
When you have issues such as parents skin bleaching their kids or black children thinking they’re inferior by default we need more initiatives like this. Kudos to the Queens of Africa crew. Only one complaint though. WE NEED SOME STUFF FOR THE GUYS!! J Like an Action Man or some sci-fi type thing. And yes, we can have African themed sci-fi dolls for kids before anyone says anything. You’ll be how many head of tech companies loved sci-fi as a kid. Anyway I’m digressing slightly. I just wanted to do a little bit of campaigning for all the little boys out there. J
Once again well done to the Queens of Africa team. The company is based in Nigeria and I’m not too sure of their distribution network but get in touch with them anyway if you like what you see. It’s good for companies to know there is a market for what they do. If these types of companies are supported, Black parents will be spoilt for choice as to what to buy their kids when it comes to African toys, cartoons, books etc.