The day after her performance at the Festival Nuits d’Afrique, Franco-Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo will be honored with the Nuits d’Afrique Prize for Francophonie on Thursday during a formal ceremony at Montreal City Hall.
A proud representative of the African continent for over 40 years, Angelique Kidjo has distinguished herself with her powerful voice, her prolific production, her fiery performances and her many collaborations with artists ranging from Bono to John Legend to Peter Gabriel and Alicia Keys .
I am really excited to receive this award from La Francophonie, my favorite city in Montreal, where I feel very much at home.Angelique Kidjo said in a press release.
The one who has 16 solo albums, has won numerous awards and accolades including five Grammy Awards. Both composer and performer, he is recognized for many of his hymns, such as aduma, Batonga And we we, and like for their album oyo And Jin Deezen,
The Nuits d’Afrique Prize for Francophonie was created in 2016 to mark the 30th anniversary of the festival. it is awarded to an artist
With international influence, it embodies the unified vision of La Francophonie and the diversity of cultural expressions in the international French-speaking world.description african nights,
Since its creation, after a two-year interruption due to the pandemic, it has been awarded to Manu Dibango (2016), Amadou and Mariam (2017), Sekouba Bambino (2018), Salif Keita (2019) and Tiken Jah Fakoli (2022). Has been done ,