Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Angelique Kidjo wins Grammy Award, dedicates award to African women
Kidjo, one of the biggest African musicians on the world stage, on Sunday won her second Grammy for world music for ‘Eve’, a musical tribute to the continent’s women.
According to the Benin Republic born popular act: “This album is dedicated to the African women – to their beauty and resilience.
“African women, you rock!
“For me, music is a weapon of peace and today more than ever, as artistes, we have a role to play in the stability of this world.”
Kidjo spoke as she accepted the award at a ceremony in Los Angeles, the United States of America.
Kidjo, born to a Beninioise father and a Yoruba mother, is primarily in New York, returned to Benin and elsewhere in Africa for ‘Eve’.