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Banks Must See African Women Entrepreneurs As Game Changers – Angelique Kidjo

Banks Must See African Women Entrepreneurs As Game Changers – Angelique Kidjo

Your commitment to development for women and girls is very well known, especially your Batonga Foundation. Why did you choose to be involved with the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa? I’ve been working with young girls, children and women since 2002 since I became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and throughout the years, I realised that even at that […]

The Audacious Angelique Kidjo: Telling It Like It Is

The Audacious Angelique Kidjo: Telling It Like It Is

Audacious, daring and never one to stay silent in the face of injustice, Angelique Kidjo is one of Africa’s most celebrated singer-songwriters. Recently honoured by Amnesty International with its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award for her human rights advocacy, Kidjo does not shy away from what other artists in her position may consider […]

Angélique Kidjo Wins Human Rights Award

Angélique Kidjo Wins Human Rights Award

Amnesty International has given its top 2016 human rights award to Grammy Award-winning musician Angélique Kidjo and to three African youth activist movements for their work standing up to injustice, the organisation announced on Wednesday. Benin-born Kidjo and groups Y’en a marre from Senegal, le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and Lutte pour le Changement […]

Angelique Kidjo says ‘Africa on rise’ in latest Grammy win

Angelique Kidjo says ‘Africa on rise’ in latest Grammy win

Angelique Kidjo, one of Africa’s most prominent musicians, won her third Grammy on Monday and dedicated it to aspiring artists on the continent. The Beninese-born singer won the Grammy for Best World Music Album for “Sings,” a collection of her songs infused with Western classical traditions in a collaboration with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. […]