Lira 'deeply honoured to be Barbie’s first African role model'

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."