Stonebwoy had a remarkable opportunity to showcase his talent at Angelique Kidjo’s 40th Anniversary concert held at the prestigious Albert Hall in London.
The event was a celebration of Kidjo’s immense contribution to the global influence of Afro-sounds, inspiring women in Africa and impacting lives worldwide.
Stonebwoy and Kidjo performed their latest collaboration ‘Manodzi’ from Stonebwoy’s 5th Dimension album, creating a warm and unforgettable atmosphere at the Albert Hall.
The night was further elevated by Kidjo’s electrifying performances of her best-loved songs, accompanied by the Chineke! Orchestra and other esteemed artists.
Stonebwoy included Kidjo in his 5th studio album which he revealed in a thrilling interview on Hot97 FM in the US weeks before the album dropped. The Ghanaian Dancehall superstar talked about the delectable foreign collaborations he included on the record.
“There are some heavy names on there. I don’t even know if I can even release it right now but I could drop it and I am going to drop it over here [in America].”
Watch Stonebwoy’s performance at the concert which he excitedly shared on his Instagram platform:
Angélique Kidjo, a Beninese-French singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, is renowned for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Born into a family of performing artists, her father was a musician, and her mother worked as a choreographer and theatre director.
Kidjo has won five Grammy Awards and is a 2023 Polar Music Prize laureate. In 2007, Time magazine hailed her as “Africa’s premier diva,” and she recently performed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2021.
Time also recognized her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on September 15, 2021. Kidjo has collaborated with numerous artists, including Bono, John Legend, and Alicia Keys, and her album Logozo is ranked number 37 in the Greatest Dance Albums of All Time list compiled by Vice magazine’s Thump website.
Fluent in five languages, she sings in all of them, including her own personal language, which includes words that serve as song titles such as “Batonga.” Kidjo often employs Benin’s traditional Zilin vocal technique and vocalese in her music.