Angelique Kidjo

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Acting Credits


2013
Ma Nike

2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) (TV Show)
Herself - Musical Guest

2006
Herself

2005
Live 8 (2005) (TV Movie)
Herself

2004
Tavis Smiley (2004) (TV Show)
Herself

2004
Herself

2002
People I Know (2002)
Ms. Thuli Kani

1993
Herself - Musical Guest

1992
Later with Jools Holland (1992) (TV Show)
Herself

1992
Herself

1989
CNN Newsroom (1989) (TV Show)
Herself - Unicef Imagine Campaign

Music Department Credits


2002
Wide Angle (TV Show)
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Self


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Biography

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Time magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent's 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes magazine. The Daily Telegraph in London described her as "The undisputed queen of African music" during the 2012 Olympic Games River of Music Festival. In March 2013, NPR, National Public Radio in America, called her "Africa's greatest living diva". Kidjo is listed among the "2014 Most Influential Africans" by New African magazine and Jeune Afrique. Forbes Afrique put Angelique on the cover of their "100 most influential women" issue in 2015. On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC). She now resides in New York City, where she is an occasional contributor to the New York Times. Angelique has received Honorary Doctorates from Yale University, Berklee College of Music and Middlebury College.

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First Name
Last Name
Age
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Star Sign
Nationality
Occupation
Singer-songwriter
Occupation Category
Genre
Afropop
Afrobeat
reggae
world
world fusion
worldbeat
jazz
gospel
Latin
world music
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
1982–present
Music Style
Music Mood
Instrument
Labels
Island
Mango
PolyGram
Columbia
Razor & Tie
429 Records
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