This episode features Fatuma Adbullah, Kenyan born South African based Entrepreneur. Founder of Akiki Dolls and author of Akiki Children’s Book.
Fatuma is the founder of Akiki Dolls & Children’s Books, born out of her need as a mother to empower her daughter. When her daughter started crèche, she came home one day and told her mother that she wanted her hair to be straight, Fatuma knew from then that she had to do something to raise a conscious child who will be proud of being African.
The Akiki doll and Akiki’s short stories (her first book) launched in May 2016 are used as teaching tools to communicate a message of self-love, appreciation and self-worth. Akiki is addressing the diversity gap through the celebration of African children in plays and literature. Akiki is Swahili for ruby – the precious stone.
Fatuma is passionate about playing her part in raising a generation of proud African citizens and a fair balanced representation of black girls.
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