Multiple Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, revealed that she is a Nigerian, from Iseyin, a city in Oyo State.
Kidjo, 61, made the revealation in a latest interview with Smooth FM in Lagos State.
Although born in Benin Republic, the singer claimed that she has tons of family members in Nigeria though she doesn’t go to them typically.
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“My Mum told me that I am from Iseyin because when my grandfather’s great great great great father came back from Brazil, they found their roots in Iseyin.
“From my mother’s side, we have always been from Nigeria. So we have families in Abeokuta, Ibadan, Lagos, everywhere, I have cousins I haven’t seen a million years that I miss a lot”, she mentioned.
She acknowledged that she was not solely in singing about the magnificence of the continent, but additionally in demonstrating the pleasure that Africans exude.
“It’s just that I love to sing. I love to bring Africa to the world. The beauty of Africa, not the music that people are very content about seeing and talking about.
“Africa is not about that because I grew up in a country that is poor, but people were very happy,” she added.
Kidjo mentioned that she desires the world to see how highly effective African ladies are.
“The women of Africa are the backbone of this continent and they are beautiful. So, I want the world to see that”, Kidjo acknowledged.