Multiple Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, said her mother revealed to her that she is a Nigerian, from Iseyin, a town in Oyo State.
Kidjo, 61, revealed in a recent interview with Smooth FM in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Although born in Benin Republic 🇧🇯 the singer explained that her mother claimed that she has lots of relatives in Nigeria even though she doesn’t visit them often.
“My Mum told me that I am from Iseyin because when my grandfather’s great great great great father came back from Brazil, they found their roots in Iseyin.
“From my mother’s side, we have always been from Nigeria. So we have families in Abeokuta, Ibadan, Lagos, everywhere, I have cousins I haven’t seen a million years that I miss a lot”, she said.
She stated that she was not only interested in singing about the beauty of the continent, but also in demonstrating the joy that Africans exude.