Angelique Kidjo Biography
A native of Ouidah, Benin, Angelique Kidjo is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Beninese activist, actress and singer-songwriter, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.
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Kidjo is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on 14 July 1960 in Ouidah, Benin. She celebrates her birthday on 14 July every year.
Angelique Kidjo’s Height
Kidjo stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (175 cm) and weighs 60 kg (115 lb).
Angelique Kidjo Education
Kidjo began singing in his school band, Les Sphinxes, and discovered triumph as a teenager with an adaptation of Miriam Makeba’s “Les Trois Jade”, which was played on national radio. Kidjo recorded the album Pretty with Cameroonian producer Ekambi Brilliant and his brother Oscar.
It featured the songs “Niniv”, “Gabe Agosi” and tribute to singer Bela Bolo, who was one of his role models. The success of the album allowed them to tour throughout West Africa. Ongoing political struggles in Benin prevented him from being a freelance artist in his own country and prompted him to relocate to Paris in 1983.
angelic kidjo family
Kidjo was born and raised by his parents in Ouidah, Benin. Her mother is from the Yoruba people in Nigeria and her father is from the Fon people of Ouidah. She has a brother named Oscar Kidjo.
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Kidjo married Jean Hebrel, a loving and devoted French producer and musician, in 1987. They were blessed with a daughter, who was born in 1993 in France.
angelique kidjo net worth
Kidjo has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Angelique Kidjo Advocacy
Kidjo has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002. With UNICEF, he has traveled to many countries in Africa.
Along with Mary Louise Cohen and John R. Phillips, Kidjo founded The Batonga Foundation, which empowers some of the most vulnerable and most difficult young women and girls in Benin with the knowledge and skills they need to be agents of their own change. is required. own life and community.
Batonga achieved this by locating the most vulnerable adolescent girls in Benin and connecting them to girl-focused safe havens led by Benin women. These safe spaces provide young women and girls with training that allows them to acquire new skills in financial literacy and build social capital.
She campaigned for Oxfam for her fair trade campaign at the Hong Kong World Trade Organization meeting in 2005 and traveled with a group of women leaders to northern Kenya and the border of Darfur and Chad in 2007, and in video in Mai. ran away. From the will.i.am Black Eyed Peas With Name campaign.
He hosted the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Awards for Achievement in African Leadership in Alexandria, Egypt on 26 November 2007, and on 15 November 2008, on 14 November 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and on 20 November in Mauritius. 2010. She hosted the “Africa Celebrates Democracy Concert” organized by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Tunis on November 11, 2011, and also sang at the awards ceremony on November 12, 2011, in Dakar on November 10, 2012, in Addis Ababa in November. Accra in 2013 and November 2015.
Since March 2009, she has been campaigning for “Africa for Women’s Rights”. The campaign was launched by The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).
On September 28, 2009, UNICEF and Pampers launched a campaign to eradicate tetanus “Give the Gift of Life” and asked Kidjo to produce the song “You Can Count on Me” to support the campaign. Each download of the song donates a vaccine to a mother or future mother.
In June 2010, he contributed the song “Leila” to the Enough Project and Downtown Records. raise hope for the Congo The compilation proceeds from the compilation fund’s efforts to inspire individuals around the world to raise their voices for peace in the Congo while prioritizing the safety and empowerment of Congolese women.
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Kidjo has partnered with producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) to create Ramen in Light – a new project in which the Benin-born artist reclaims rock for Africa. Doing talking heads bring. Landmark 1980 album Full Circle. The record is a track-by-track re-imagining of the original, considered one of the greatest albums of the 80s and deeply influenced by West African music, particularly Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat.
With his version of Ramen in Light, Angelique celebrates the brilliance of Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and the Touchstones that made the original so iconic and made it through his spirited vocals, explosive percussion, horn orchestration, and performances in his languages. Injected with selected songs. Homeland.
Remain in Light features performances by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, Tony Allen, Antibalus Horns, Angelique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James, and Magate So (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther film score). Visual artist Kerry James Marshall created the album artwork.
angelic kidjo songs
- agolo ayu
- do it yourself mother nature
- we us logo
- We Are One Return to Pride Rock
- vombo lombo fifa
- mother nature mother nature
- batonga logo
- Africa, one of a kind Mother Nature
- be in the light once in a lifetime
- Malacca Logo
- love song for earth love song for earth
- voodoo child origami
- Africa Black Ivory Soul
- blevu parakous
- Salala Gin Gin
- dignity mother nature
- Adouma Ayu
- Congolese Oya! Easy As Life Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida
- Idje Idje Ayé Summertime Spirit Rising Come to Yemandja
- free and equal mother nature
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