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Monday, 9 February 2015

Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Award To African Women

By Stella WaAfrika


Africa was represented at this year's Grammys too....

Benin's finest, Angelique Kidjo won a Grammy for World Music album for "Eve,"
on Sunday 8th February.
Her acceptance speech was a tribute to African women. as she stated,

"This album is dedicated to the women of Africa - to their beauty and resilience," the "Women of Africa -- you rock!"

"For me, music is a weapon of peace, and today more than ever, as artists we have a role to play in the stability of this world," Kidjo said as she accepted the award at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

The multiple award winning artist also took to her facebook page with this message:

"Yes!!!!
Thanks to all my fans and the beautiful African women. The Grammy is dedicated to them!!!
Yes!!!
Thank you to all my fans and this Grammy is dedicated to the beauty of African women!!!!"


This is Kidjo's second Grammy after she scooped one for her 2007 album "Djin Djin," which featured guest artists, Alicia Keys and Carlos Santana.

The 54-year-old singer is renowned for her activism. With focus issues like, climate change, Ebola crisis, advocating for peace and women empowerment.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was also nominated with Beyonce for her feminist feature on 'Flawless'.

Congratulations.

Photo Credit: Angelique Kidjo | Facebook


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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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