The multiple Grammy Awards winner stated in a radio interview on Clean FM in Lagos state that she is initially from Iseyin, a city in Oyo State, Nigeria, in response to what her mother informed her.
Born in Ouidah, Benin Republic, the 61-year-old veteran singer added that she has quite a lot of family members in Nigeria despite the fact that she doesn’t go to them typically.
“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 now have families in Abeokuta. Ibadan, Lagos, in all places, I have cousins I haven’t seen a million years that I miss loads.”
Angelique added that she has a busy schedule that her 29-year-old daughter, Naima, complains about.
“I have a hectic life, my own daughter just told on the phone yesterday ‘okay, when are you coming back home, and I said not before November to… and she mentioned ‘don’t neglect you have a daughter although,’” she stated.
On her love for the continent of Africa, she established she was not solely about singing about the fantastic thing about the continent, nonetheless, exhibiting the happiness the individuals of Africa radiate.
“It’s simply that I like to sing. I like to carry Africa to the world. The great thing about Africa, not the music that persons are very content material about seeing and speaking about. Africa is just not about that as a result of I develop up in a rustic that’s poor however individuals have been very comfortable.”
Angelique additional stipulated that she desires the world to see how highly effective African ladies are. “The women of Africa are the backbone of this continent and they’re beautiful. So, I would like the world to see that.”
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