ANGELIQUE KIDJO: AN INFLUENCE IN AFROPOP

ANGELIQUE KIDJO: AN INFLUENCE IN AFROPOP

Angelique kidjo a Beninese singer who began expressing her passion for music at the age of six by performing with her mother’s theater troupe and singing in her school band (Les sphinx), matured to become one of the major influences in Afropop.

Having ANGELIQUE KIDJO: AN INFLUENCE IN AFROPOPbeen influenced by the all-time greats like, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Nina Simone, and Carlos Santana, Kidjo left her thriving musical success in Africa to become one of the most popular life performers in Paris.

The Afropop singer was known for her distinct style of singing and musical expression with 4 different languages; Yoruba, Fon, French and English, owing to her  mixed parentage (a mother from the Yoruba tribe and a Father from the Fon people) and to her early travels.

Collaborating with foreign artists such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, and likewise being listed by the guardian as one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World, Kidjo was without a doubt one of the first music artists to put Africa on the global spotlight.

And in this millennia she has continued to inspire Africa and African Artists with her distinct Afropop sound.

Bill Clinton  was quoted to have once  said that, “The only thing bigger than Kidjo’s voice, is her heart.” Coming from a humble background, kidjo rose to charm the world with  her musical talents and distinct personality.

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