Mary Remmy Njoku has taken to her Instagram page to advise African parents on the type of dolls they buy for kids.
The popular Nollywood actress wants them to normalise buying the ones with Afro hair.
Most black parents are used to buying their kids white dolls which according to some, does not promote their own ethnicity.
Hence, Mary Remmy Njoku wrote;
“African parents need to normalise buying brown dolls with Afro hair for kids.
“This will help remind our children (especially daughters) of how beautiful and unique they are.
White-skinned dolls shouldnt be their standard for Beauty.”
just.xavierr: “Make you no go buy MGBORIE for your children all in the name of brown dolls????”.
health_nut_mom: “Absolutely ? lack of this, is why majority of Africans bleach their skins due to not presenting our images….representations matters a lot. I see alot of African parents constantly showcasing white dolls to their kids and this makes the kids thinking their dark skin is not beautiful enough.”
its.dinma: ‘Absolutely! I think you meant to write “should not be their standard” ?’
naijafooddubai: “I got my daughter a brown skinned doll for Christmas and she was super excited. She said it has brown skin like me with a big grin ?”.
alicialsunny: “I prefer this brown dolls to other once.. cos dey look scary to me abeg.”
shopuk_naija: “My 6 year olds particularly requested for brown skin dolls for their birthday present and thats what they got, people dont know how important this is”.
proudlywoman: “I visited a white lady in my neighbourhood some days ago, her daughter had 3 African dolls. So beautiful to see. Am going to get some for my daughter too.”