Angelique Kidjo - Musician and ActivistNews | BBC News | Broadcast on 21-08-12 at 04:30 | 30min HARDtalk (194 videos)
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Angelique Kidjo has been hailed as Africa's premier diva, known for her passionate voice and fierce determination to help African girls fulfil their potential. Three decades ago she left her home continent and became an international star. Stephen Sackur asks Angelique how much Africa and its music scene has changed between then and now.
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