South African singer Lira has announced that she has been awarded a one-of-a-kind Lira Barbie doll to celebrate Barbie’s 60th Anniversary.
Lira is the first African to have a Barbie doll modelled in her likeness. She made this known on Instagram, writing:
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. I am the very first African to be bestowed with this honour and I’m simply thrilled to be honoured in this way.
Photo credit: Lira