Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo  Beninese Musician


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First Name Angelique
Last Name Kidjo
Age 56 years
Birthday 14th July, 1960
Birthplace Ouidah, Benin
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Beninese
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Afropop, Afrobeat, reggae, world, world fusion, worldbeat, jazz, gospel, Latin, world music
Music Genre International
Year(s) Active 1982–present
Music Style Reggae, Worldbeat, Afro-Pop, Contemporary Reggae, African Traditions, Afro-Beat, Club/Dance, Electronic, West African, World Fusion, Jazz
Music Mood Earnest, Intimate, Sweet, Sentimental, Reflective, Searching, Spiritual, Intense, Enigmatic, Elaborate, Ambitious, Laid-Back/Mellow
Instrument Vocals
Record Label Island, Mango, PolyGram, Columbia, Razor & Tie, 429 Records
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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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Mother of George2013Ma NikeMovie
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009Herself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2010)TV Show
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday2008Herself (as Angelique Kidjo)Movie
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006HerselfMovie
Live 82005HerselfTV Movie
Tavis Smiley2004Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)TV Show
Lightning in a Bottle2004HerselfMovie
People I Know2002Ms. Thuli Kani (as Angelique Kidjo)Movie
Late Show with David Letterman1993Herself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2007)TV Show
Later with Jools Holland1992Herself (4 episodes, 1994-2010)TV Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992Herself (2 episodes, 1992-2007)TV Show
CNN Newsroom1989Herself - Unicef Imagine Campaign (1 episode, 2014)TV Show
ZDF Hitparade1969Herself (1 episode, 1994)TV Show
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