Born in : Cotonou, Benin.
Famous by : Diverse musical influences and creative music videos.
Benin’s Grammy Award winner – Angelique Kidjo
Along with: Three African youth activist
Three Activist Names:
- Y’en a marre
- Le Balai Citoyen
Received: 2016 human rights award
- Standing up to injustice by Amnesty International.
- Shown the exceptional courage.
They have all proved themselves to be bold advocates for human rights, using their talents to inspire others.
- Kidjo is also known for her prominent campaign for freedom of expression.
- To work against female genital mutilation.
Won the Ambassador of Conscience Award including South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.