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Singer Angelique Kidjo wins human rights award

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:Angélique Kidjo wins human Right Awards

  • Y’en a marre
  • Le Balai Citoyen
  • Lucha

Received: 2016 human rights award

Purpose:

  • Standing up to injustice by Amnesty International.
  • Shown the exceptional courage.

Inspired all:

They have all proved themselves to be bold advocates for human rights, using their talents to inspire others.

About Kidjo:

  • Kidjo is also known for her prominent campaign for freedom of expression.
  • To work against female genital mutilation.

Additional recipient:

Won the Ambassador of Conscience Award including South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.