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Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Beninese musician, actress, and activist
Beninese singer whose Fon-language dance music and percussive rhythms earned her international acclaim.
BornJuly 14, 1960
HometownOuidah, Benin
Net worth$5 million
SpouseJean Hébrail
ChildrenNaïma Hebrail Kidjo
ParentsYvonne Kidjo
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Videos

Benin's Angélique Kidjo on winning the Polar Music Prize

She has been called Africa's premiere diva, one of the most inspiring women in the world and the most powerful celebrity in Africa. With more than 16 million albums sold, multi Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, global activist and educator Angélique Kidjo is now a laureate of the 2023 Polar Music Prize, regarded perhaps as the world's most prestigious music award. She sat down with FRANCE 24's Eve Jackson.Read more on FRANCE 24 English
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Mama Africa
Mama Africa
1h 31min
2011

Albums

iTunes Live from SoHo
iTunes Live from SoHo
2010
Salala
Salala
2007
Fifa
Fifa
1996
Ayé
Ayé
1994
Logozo
Logozo
1991
Parakou
Parakou
1990
Africa Sings
Africa Sings
2022
Keep Rising [From the Woman King]
Keep Rising [From the Woman King]
2022
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 12 "Lodger"
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 12 "Lodger"
2022
Choose Love
Choose Love
2022
Remixes 2021
Remixes 2021
2021
Take It or Leave It
Take It or Leave It
2021
Free & Equal
Free & Equal
2021
Do Yourself
Do Yourself
2021
Mycelium
Mycelium
2021
Mother Nature
Mother Nature
2021
Africa, One of a Kind
Africa, One of a Kind
2021
Dignity
Dignity
2021
Pata Pata
Pata Pata
2020
Celia
Celia
2019
Vida Es Un Carnaval
Vida Es Un Carnaval
2019
Bemba Colorá
Bemba Colorá
2019
Quimbara
Quimbara
2019
Remain in Light
Remain in Light
2018
Sings
Sings
2015
Eve
Eve
2014
Lady
Lady
2012
Spirit Rising
Spirit Rising
2012
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