I am from Oyo state Music legend Angelique Kidjo – African music legend Angelique Kidjo, has revealed that she has Nigerian lineage.
Speaking with Smooth FM in Lagos State, Ms Kidjo said her mother told her that growing as a child, some of her background was Nigerian, Iseyin, Oyo State, to be precise.
The music legend who was born in Benin Republic, said she has a lot of relatives in Nigeria.
“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 mother’s side, we have always been from Nigeria. So we have families in Abeokuta. Ibadan, Lagos, every where, I have cousins I haven’t seen a million years that I miss a lot,” the legend said.
Recently, Angelique Kidjo won the “Best Global Music Album” at the recently concluded Grammy Awards. She defeated the Kuti’s to win the award.