Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The most Decorated and the most Successful Musician In Africa

Do you know the most successful musician in Africa? your guess is wrong, could it be  Tuface, Sarkodie Dbanj, Wizkid,Davido, Don jazzy? or from the old musician could it be Fela, King Sunny Ade, Sunny Okosun, Awilo Logomba, Chakacha? Nooooo

The answer is non of the above mentioned musicians, can you still try?...... Never think too much the answer is the one and only ANGELIQUE KIDJO the multi-talented Benin-born musician. The world acclaim undisputed African queen Diva with an impeccable CV and unbeaten record.Click below to see more

Angelique Kidjo stands tall as one of the greatest musicians of our time she has won numerous awards which include the following

The first African to win two Grammy awards one in 2008 for the best word contemporary music award and another one in 2015 for world  music album for her latest album EVE

Seven(7) Grammy Award Nominations 1995,1999, 2003, 2005 2007 2010 and 2014.

Angelique Kidjo's songs have been featured on the soundtracks of Hollywood films such as My Favorite Season, Street Fighter, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Kidjo speaks fluently in four languages Fon, Yoruba, English and French she also sings in this languages

Danish Music Awards: Best Female Singer (Denmark, 1995)

Kora Music Awards: Best African Female artist (Africa, 1997)

Mobo Awards for Best World Music Act (UK, 2002)

Médaille De Vermeil De La Ville De Paris (France, 2004)

Africa-Festival Award (Germany, 2006)

SAFDA African Pride Award (South Africa, 2006)

Antonio Carlos Jobim Award (Canada, 2007)

N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album (USA, 2008)

Go Global World Music Award (Denmark, 2008)

Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (Italy, 2008)

Commander of the National Order of Benin (Benin, 2008)

Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women (USA, 2009)

Afropop Hall of Fame (USA, 2009)

Celebrating Women Award from the New York Women's Foundation (USA, 2009)

Premio Tenco Prize for her entire singing career (Italy, 2009)

On May 8, 2010, Kidjo was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by Berklee College (USA)
Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2010)[55]

Grand Prix Des Musiques Du Monde De La Sacem for her entire songwriting career (France, 2010)[56]

Prix Special de la Francophonie (Washington DC, USA, 2011)[57]

Champions of the Earth Award [58] (United Nations, 2011)

BET Awards nomination for Best International Act: Africa (USA, 2011)

Miroir Awards for World Music of the Festival d'été de Quebec (Canada, 2012)

Trophée Des Arts, FIAF French Institute, Alliance Française (New York, 2012)

Keep A Child Alive's Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Work, shared with Oprah Winfrey, (New York, 2012)

Lifetime Achievement Award from the African Diaspora Awards 2012

Songlines Music Awards in the Best Artist category (UK 2013)

On May 25, 2014, Kidjo was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by Middlebury College (USA)

On June 4, 2014, Kidjo received the Arms Around The Child Award along with Jez Frampton during

 The Other Ball event in London hosted by Mark Ronson with Lily Allen,Florence And The Machine, Blood Orange and Rudimental

On October 28, 2014, Kidjo was awarded the Chair Citation by The Dag Hammerskjold Fund for Journalists at the United Nations in New York. Past recipients include Bob Woodruff and Nicholas D. Kristof

On December 27, 2014, in Lagos, Nigeria, Kidjo won two All African Music Awards (AFRIMA): one for Best Contemporary Artist, one for Best Female Singer from West Africa.

Angelique is the recipient of the 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum of Davos in Switzerland

On January 28, 2015, Kidjo was awarded the Visionary Leadership Award by the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut

On February 9, 2015, Kidjo won the International Mappie Award given by the M-Magasin in Stockholm, Sweden

On May 6, 2015, Kidjo was awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award in New York by Synergos. Past recipients include Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Jennifer and Peter Buffett, Mo Ibrahim.

On May 18, 2015, Angelique Kidjo was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by Yale University (USA) Our own Dr Ngozi Okwonjo Iweala was als awarded a honorary Doctorate degree by Yale University the same day.

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