Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

  • Angélique Kidjo - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24:  (L-R) Recording artist Angelique Kidjo, president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade  and rapper Akon attend the 2010 World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures NYC press conference at the Grand Hyatt on September 24, 2010 in New York City.
Angélique Kidjo grew up in Ouidah, Benin, a country in West Africa that sits snugly between Togo and Nigeria. She was born into a musical family, her mother is a choreographer and director of a theater group, her brothers are instrumentalists and at the age of six she was singing and dancing in her mother's company and later joined her brothers' group, the Kidjo Brothers Band, where she sang a ...more

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