Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya gestures as he speaks with Reuters in his workshop where he makes dolls dressed in local attire, in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. ... more 
Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya gestures as he speaks with Reuters in his workshop where he makes dolls dressed in local attire, in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed some years ago when he couldn't find a black doll for his niece. The 43-year-old spotted a gap in the market and with little competition from foreign firms he set up his own business. He outsourced manufacturing of doll parts to low-cost China, assembled them onshore and added a twist - traditional Nigerian costumes. Seven years on, Okoya sells between 6,000 and 9,000 of his "Queens of Africa" and "Naija Princesses" a month, and reckons he has 10-15 percent of a small but fast-growing market. Picture taken January 8, 2014. To match NIGERIA-DOLLS/ REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY INDUSTRIAL) less 
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