The Beninese-American singer, Angélique Kidjo unveils her new Album titled ‘Mother Nature’
With a total of 14 studio albums to her name, ‘Mother Nature’ convenes well-known and famous music stars like Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Salif Keita, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Sampa The Great, Ghetto Boy, Zeynab, Lionel Loueke, M, Blue-Lab Beats & EARTHGANG.
The thirteen-track project carefully selected and released by the four-time Grammy winner largely themes around self-awareness and self-enlightenment especially as an African. The 60-year-old Legendary singer whose career has spanned across three decades has put out mind-blowing projects in the past, powerful projects that fully represent that African culture, mindset, and persona; she continues to dwell on that path.
The Album which enlisted several younger generation talents such as Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, and America’s Earthgang does prove that the living legend understands how to balance the past with the future.
Speaking with American magazine Rollingstone, she made known her reasons for working with young talents on this project. She uttered:
“Four years ago on this stage (2020 Grammys stage in Los Angeles, where she won best world music for her album ‘Celia’). I was telling you that the new generations of artists coming from Africa are gonna take you by storm, and the time has come. I’m saying, y’all are gonna stop looking at Africa through your really narrow-minded lens. Things are happening — and these new generations, they ain’t afraid of no challenge at all.”
Mother Nature underlines the brilliance of Angelique Kidjo and glorifies her musical journey so far.
Listen to ‘Mother Nature’ below.