|Queens of Africa dolls photo courtesy of QoA Facebook administrator|
My first blog on the Queens of Africa dolls was written on July 18, 2012. I wrote two followups, one on July 23, 2012, and the other on August 3, 2012. At the time of these posts, the dolls were not available to US customers. After reading a recent online article, I contacted the company's Facebook administrator for ordering information and also asked permission to use a photo from their Facebook photo album as my Facebook cover photo. Permission to use the photo was granted and US shipping information was promised.
The dolls are now available via the company's United Kingdom agent, who is offering them in separate listings in an eBay store with worldwide shipping. Combined shipping is available.
As a refresher for those who did not read my previous posts, the three original dolls are Nneka (medium complexion), Azeezah (dark), and Wuraola (light). According to the most recent article, referenced, above, in addition to the head sculpt used for the three original dolls shown above, there is another head sculpt as well. The article also states "the."
Even though I have not seen the dolls in person, I have ordered the original trio for their historical significance. I find it admirable that Mr. Taofick Okoya, the creator of the dolls, has gone through such great lengths to create dolls to help empower his nieces and other children of African descent "to be confident and mature ethically. The dolls... [books and other] materials are designed... to subconsciously promote African heritage." I love this!
Learn more about the dolls and the company's mission, at the Queens of Africa website.
Follow my Dolls for Sale blog
Please visit and "Like" The Doll Blogs: When Dolls Speak I Listen