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  • African dolls outselling Barbie in Nigeria
  • African dolls outselling Barbie in Nigeria
    Queens of Africa (2015) ©

African dolls outselling Barbie in Nigeria

While Barbie has been a Western staple of girlhood for decades, she's not in Nigeria. Not any more. After realising that it was nearly impossible to buy a black doll in Nigeria, Taofick Okoyo started his own line of dolls called Queens of Africa - and they're more popular than Barbie.



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