Angélique Kidjo Biography
Angélique Kidjo is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Beninese actress, activist, and singer-songwriter, who is stated for her various musical effects and creative music videos.
Angélique Kidjo Quick Facts
These are quick facts you may need to know about Angélique Kidjo :
- Birth Name: Angélique Kidjo
- Age: 63 years old as of 2023
- Birthday: 14 July
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Relationship: Married
- Net Worth: $5 million
Angélique Kidjo Age
Kidjo is 63 years old as of 2022. She was born on 14 July 1960 in Ouidah, Benin. She celebrates her birthday on 14 July every year.
Angélique Kidjo Height
Kidjo stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (175 cm) tall and weighs 60kg (115 lbs).
Angélique Kidjo Education
Kidjo started singing in her school band, Les Sphinx, and found triumph as a teenager with her adaptation of Miriam Makeba’s “Les Trois Z”, which was played on national radio. She documented the album Pretty with the Cameroonian producer Ekambi Brilliant and her brother Oscar.
Angélique Kidjo Family
Kidjo was born and raised in Ouidah, Benin by her caring and loving parents. Her mother is from the Yoruba people in Nigeria and her father is from the Fon people of Ouidah. Information regarding her parents’ names is publicly not mentioned. We will update this section once the information is available. She has a brother called Oscar Kidjo.
Angélique Kidjo Husband
Kidjo happily married an affectionate and devoted French musician and producer Jean Hébrail in 1987. They were blessed with a daughter Naima was born in 1993 in France.
Angélique Kidjo Advocacy
Kidjo has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002. With UNICEF, she has traveled to many countries in Africa.
Along with Mary Louise Cohen and John R. Phillips, Kidjo founded The Batonga Foundation, which empowers some of the most helpless and hardest-to-reach young women and girls in Benin with the knowledge and skills they need to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.
Batonga accomplishes this by finding the most helpless adolescent girls in Benin and connecting them to girl-centered safe spaces led by Beninese women. These safe spaces provide young women and girls with training that allows them to gain new skills in financial literacy and build social capital.
She campaigned for Oxfam at the 2005 Hong Kong WTO meeting, for their Fair Trade Campaign and traveled with them in North Kenya and at the border of Darfur and Chad with a group of women leaders in 2007, and participated in the video for the in My Name Campaign with the will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
She hosted the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in Alexandria, Egypt, on November 26, 2007, and on November 15, 2008, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on November 14, 2009, and in Mauritius on November 20, 2010. She hosted the “Africa Celebrates Democracy Concert” organized by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Tunis on November 11, 2011, and sang at the Award Ceremony on November 12, 2011, also in Dakar on November 10, 2012, Addis Ababa in November 2013 and Accra in November 2015.
Angélique Kidjo Net Worth
Kidjo has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has accumulated her wealth as a Beninese actress, activist, and singer-songwriter.
Angélique Kidjo Songs
- Agolo Ayé
- Do Yourself Mother Nature
- We We Logozo
- We Are One Return to Pride Rock
- Wombo Lombo Fifa
- Mother Nature Mother Nature
- Batonga Logozo
- Africa, One of a Kind Mother Nature
- Once in a Lifetime Remain in Light
- Malaïka Logozo
- Love Song to the Earth Love Song to the Earth
- Voodoo Child Oremi
- Afrika Black Ivory Soul
- Blewu Parakou
- Salala Djin Djin
- Dignity Mother Nature
- Adouma Ayé
- Congoleo Oyaya! Easy As Life Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida
- Idje Idje Ayé Summertime Spirit Rising Yemandja Ayé
- Free & Equal Mother Nature