Veteran singer, Angelique Kidjo, one of Africa’s most prominent musicians, won her third Grammy award at the just concluded 58th edition of the prestigious awards.
The Beninese-born singer won the Grammy for the ‘Best World Music Album’ with “Sings,” a collection of her songs infused with Western classical traditions in collaboration with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
This is the second straight year that the singer has won the ‘Best World Music Album’ prize, following her win last year with ‘Eve’, an album dedicated to African women.
In her acceptance speech, Angelique Kidjo said, “I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my country, to all the young generation”
“Africa is on the rise, Africa is positive, Africa is joyful,” she added.
Watch her moving acceptance speech below.