Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Queens of Africa Dolls

According to their (former) website,

The Queens of Africa program is dedicated, through the use of books, dolls, comics, music and animation series, to help empower children of African descent to be confident and [mature] ethically. The dolls and materials are designed, through fun and engaging materials, to subconsciously promote African heritage.Developed by entrepreneur and philanthropist Taofick Okoya, the program has reached tens of thousands of children across Africa contributing significantly to education programs, particularly in Nigeria.Queens of Africa celebrates being an African girl in the 21st century by drawing on the strengths and achievements of our ancestors and [bringing] them up to date to empower and inspire today’s generation of African girls.
There are three Queens of Africa dolls:  Nneka, Wuraola, and Azeezah.

Their Youtube video shares additional information with an interview of the dolls' creator.




Books are available on Amazon.com.  However, I could not find purchasing information for the dolls on their website (which is no longer functional).


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9 comments:

  1. Wow! I am so impressed with this vision and the fact that it Taofick Okoya has been able to make it a reality. I pray that the dolls will become available in the U.S. very soon!

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  2. Limbe Dolls - I knew for certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would enjoy learning about the Queens of Africa Dolls. ☺

    I too hope they become available in the US.

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  3. They are gorgeous! Please keep us posted if you find out purchasing information.

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  4. Thank you so much for your feature on our dolls. Your blog is a wonderful forum and tool to help push the appreciation of black dolls, which the importance can't be over emphasised.
    Our website doesn't have option for purchase of our dolls at the moment. However we do ship worldwide based on request via email. We have paypal payment option for ease.
    We are also seeking stockist in the states for quick and cheaper delivery.
    You can contact us through our email: queensofafrica07@yahoo.com
    Follow us on Twitter for updates -: @queensofafrica
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queens-Of-Africa/204159472937876

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    1. Thank you for sharing this additional information about Queens of Africa. I hope the company is able to find American distributors. Pricing information would be greatly appreciated.

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  5. This ia another interview on the Queens Of Africa. Enjoy!!
    http://youtu.be/wt4SHDaxC9Q

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    1. Thank you for the video URL. I will watch it as soon as time permits.

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  6. Thanks for the information and video. Hopefully they will make the dolls.

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