The Guardian UK

Rooti dolls – in pictures

The designer of the Rooti dolls range, Chris Chidi Ngoforo, says his daughters' inability to speak his Nigerian language, Igbo, inspired him to create the toys. The aim of the collection of dolls, ... read more >>


The Guardian

Black dolls come of age in an industry plagued by racial prejudice

From the golliwog to Barbie, black toys have a troubled past. The new Rooti dolls aim to foster a renewed sense of pride read more >>


Modern Ghana

Root For Rooti Dolls

The story is told of a prolific writer in Oriya literature, with 60 books to his credit yet ironically none of his grandchildren have read any of his books, except a few of his translated works. read more >>


XO Jane

Rooti Dolls Aim To Foster African Pride, End Up A Hit/Miss

Enter the Rooti doll, which also features European and Eastern European models. The African version presents a variety of skin shades and hair types that definitely surpass the options available for, say, a "Just Like You" American Girl Doll. read more >>