Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, popularly known as Angelique Kidjo, is a remarkable figure in the world of music, activism, and philanthropy. Born on July 14, 1960, in Ouidah, Benin, she has achieved international recognition as a talented singer, songwriter, actress, and human rights activist.
With an impressive net worth of $10 million, Kidjo has won four Grammy Awards and serves as a UNICEF international goodwill ambassador. Let’s delve into the life and achievements of this extraordinary Beninese artist.
Early Life and Education:
Angelique Kidjo was born into a family of nine in Ouidah, Benin. Her father, of Fon ancestry, and her mother, of Yoruba descent, instilled in her a deep appreciation for music and the arts. Growing up bilingual, she fluently speaks French, English, Fon, Yoruba, and three other African languages. Kidjo’s passion for music began at an early age when she performed with her mother’s theatre group and sang in school and local bands.