Mmabua Emi Akpobaro is the founder and creative director of Zarah Dolls – a handmade doll company that has grown from very small beginnings and continues to expand.
At a very tender age I discovered my inherent creativity skills inherited from my mother. The need for formal education slowed this blossoming talent down. After my university degrees, as a multi-crafted person, I was making creative items in small quantities and had a stint making jewellery with precious gem stones. However, I felt the need to broaden my horizons and, with a passion and a push, I delved into making handmade dolls and that led to the birth of Zarah Dolls half a decade ago.
I have invested a lot of time, sleepless nights, energy, efforts, hard work, passion and love in the production of Zarah Dolls which are now sold in markets in Africa, America, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. Zarah Dolls is still growing and innovating everyday with hopes of achieving great things in the near future.