Ghanaian UK based Afrobeat singer and song writer, Fuse ODG, has recently released new play dolls which he calls ‘Nana Dolls’.
The eccentric crooner and ‘Lazy Day’ hit maker has initiated anothernew African trend that deals with toys. Ideally, the play dolls are of popular likes to the Barbie and Ken dolls in stores all around the world. The exception however, is the African style included. The dolls are black and clothed in African prints and also packaged in Kente designed boxes. Nana Dolls’ is part of FUSE ODG’S vision to pursue a “New Africa” while paying tribute to dark-skinned historic leaders.
This is inspired by the historical black African women who demonstrated bravery, confidence, among other attributes.. Nana means Queen or King and these dolls represent women from all over Africa who helped to fight for freedom. Amongst those are four who have inspired Nana dolls. Yaa Asantewaa from Ghana, Mbuya Nehanda from Zimbabwe, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti from Nigeria and Miriam Makeba from South Africa. Each doll’s character is inspired by one of these historical Queens.
We hope you will enjoy playing with these Queens with your children, and join us on this fun trip as we all learn about their strong characters and ultimate bravery.
If we’re to promote Africa and Ghana as a whole, we might as well look at redesigning products and reprojecting our culture in that light. Fuse has certainly taken a step in the right direction.
For now, his dolls can be purchased at the Achimota mall and will so be made available at stores nation wide.