Davido Praises Angelique Kidjo



Nigerian music sensation, Davido, has hailed Grammy-winning Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo for her pivotal role in paving the way for a new generation of African artistes to shine on the global stage.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Inside Africa, Davido expressed his admiration for Kidjo, emphasising her profound impact on showcasing African talent worldwide. He fondly referred to her as “Mama Africa” and highlighted her versatility and ability to captivate diverse audiences.

“I’ve always been wanting to work with Mama Africa [Angelique Kidjo], that’s what we call her, for a long long time,” Davido remarked during the interview. “She can perform anywhere and for different crowds. And she has represented us so well, you know, on the global scene. She opened doors for new artistes like myself.”

Davido’s comments echo a sentiment shared by many within the African music industry, acknowledging Kidjo’s trailblazing efforts in breaking barriers and elevating African music to international acclaim.

A recent collaboration between Davido and Kidjo on ‘Na Money,’ featured alongside The Cavemen on Davido’s Grammy-nominated album ‘Timeless,’ further solidifies the bond between seasoned icons and emerging talents in the African music scene.

Reflecting on Kidjo’s illustrious career and her ongoing influence, Davido’s praise serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of artistes who transcend borders and unite cultures through the power of music. As African artistes continue to make waves on the global stage, Kidjo’s pioneering spirit continues to inspire and guide the next generation of musical innovators across the continent and beyond.