Created by Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick Okayo in 2007, the collection features dolls with different hair textures and skin tones ranging from dark to light, dressed in vibrant african attire, wax pattered dresses and prints.
The collection is already very huge in Nigeria and all over Africa but now Taofick has announced to press that he will be taking the dolls on a “Coming to America” tour between May and July up and around the United States making stops at Atlanta, New York and Chicago with other states not scheduled as of yet.
The collection was inspired by his young daughter who stated to him her desire to want to be white, therefore the the aim of the collection is to celebrate African beauty with its tagline “Empowering the African Girl Child”
In January, Okayo announced to Time Magazine that he has launched a more diverse barbie doll which reflects body types and shapes of all sizes. The groundbreaking makeover of Barbie comes as a curvy, tall and petite doll all available on Barbie.com
This is the change that we have needed for decades, it is extremely refreshing to know that African beauty is being recognised and accepted as not a ‘Trend’ or ‘style’ but also as realistic standards of beauty.
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