By Oluthando Keteyi - 07 August 2019Views : 528
Award-winning South African musician Lira has been honoured with her own Barbie doll, becoming the first African woman to have one.
The Lira Barbie doll is a one-of-a-kind doll and is a part of Barbie’s 60th Anniversary Shero campaign celebrating role models who inspire young girls to be all they can be.
Lerato Molaphpo - Lira's real name - joins likes of US actress Yara Shahidi, US filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and more incredible global woman who have been honoured with a doll in their likeness.
Taking to social media, Lira revealed "I am proud to announce that I have been awarded a one-of-a-kind Lira Barbie doll, as part of Barbie’s 60th Anniversary Shero campaign celebrating role models who inspire young girls to be all they can be."
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I’m deeply honoured to be Barbie’s first African role model and am excited to align with brand that is on a mission to show girls more diverse role models. I have always been someone who endeavours the celebration of my skin tone and natural hair, and it is amazing to see this reflected in my doll which I hope will inspire girls across the African continent. This is an enormous gesture and affirmation that the world is celebrating Africa for who we are. #Barbie60 #MoreRoleModels #YouCanBeAnything