Yvonne Chaka Chaka turned down Barbie twice

Legendary South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka declined Barbie’s offer to honour her with a doll, twice!

The 54-year-old was the first choice for the doll makers. She changed her mind when she saw the doll, which was apparently nothing like her.

“They showed me the doll and I told them that I’m not up for it if the said dolls will look nothing like me. This is simply because I was promised something that will look exactly like me. I respect myself that much,” she told Sunday World.

The “Princess of Africa,” revealed the company’s second attempt was even worse. “I was much in love with the idea that Barbie can be anything, like an astronaut or musician. I did not appreciate that they wanted to use my name on what looked nothing like me,” she said.

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Xolile Mtembu
Xolile is a News Reporter at Justza.com. Having graduated from the ICESA with a Diploma in Journalism, she worked as a writer at One Tribe Magazine.