Move over Barbie, a new Queen is in town.
Nana means Queen or King in West Africa , Ghana. The makers wanted to teach the younger generation the important history of the region whilst also having fun. There were many strong courageous women from all over Africa who helped to fight for freedom. Amongst these, 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.
By Nana Dolls