Beninese recording artiste, Angelique Kidjo is currently in Lagos several days after she emerged victorious ahead of Nigeria’s Burna Boy at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
The multiple times Grammy award winner visited Smooth FM, Lagos to speak about her most recent achievement. During the interview, she spoke Yoruba, even as she revealed she last visited Lagos State in 1993.
It is interesting to note that Angelique Kidjo will be performing in Lagos, Nigeria; and she said it will be her first time performing in the state.
“This is my first time in Lagos… My first time playing in Lagos. The last time I was here was in ’93. I left here at 13 years old,” she said.
She added that her father was “too afraid” of her mum to bring her here because he feared if she comes here, she won’t want to go back to resume school.
During her visit as well, Nigerian singer Asa also appeared in the studio; and both women were excited to see each other.
Angelique is seen drawing Asa in for a long hug; before complimenting her footwear. They also spoke Yoruba to each other.
Watch the session below.
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Angelique Kidjo wins Grammy ahead of Burna Boy
Indeed, Angelique Kidjo was nominated for the World Music category alongside Burna Boy, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet; Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and Altin Gün at this year’s Grammy Awards.
However, Burna Boy lost out to the Beninese recording artiste, Angelique Kidjo who emerged victorious in the category.
Interestingly, Kidjo dedicated her victory to Nigeria’s Burna Boy, the African Giant.
Here is what she said, “The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm and the time has come! This is for @Burnaboygram …”
Watch the video below.