Angelique Kidjo, Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, has put out ‘Mother Nature’, her 13-track album featuring three prominent Nigerian musicians: Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, and Mr Eazi.
The project was released in the early hours of Friday — a few hours after the 60-year-old songstress had unveiled the album’s tracklist.
Kidjo’s latest album includes song titles such as ‘Flying High’, ‘One Africa’, ‘My Celium’, ‘Take It Or Leave It’, ‘Fired Up’, ‘Free & Equal’, ‘Omo Oba’, ‘Meant For Me’, ‘Mother Nature’, ‘Africa, One of a Kind’, ‘Dignity’ and ‘Chose Love’.
Apart from ‘Dignity’ with Yemi Alade, Burna Boy featured in ‘Do Yourself’ while Mr Eazi took part in ‘Africa, One Of A Kind’.
With numerous awards and recognition, Kidjo and Burna have pulled their weights in the global music landscape.
Both singers won a ‘Best World Music Album’ Grammy, with Burna Boy initially losing the plaque to the Beninese music star in 2020.
Kidjo had recently teamed up with Yemi Alade, the Afropop diva, for ‘Dignity‘, a song that addressed police brutality.
As a follow-up to her 2019 Grammy Award-winning album ‘Celia’, Kidjo’s ‘Mother Nature’ represents her reckoning with both climate change and her own legacy.
Speaking with Apple Music, Kidjo said: “When I became pregnant, it was obvious to ask myself the question: What kind of world are we going to leave to our children and beyond?
“And it became more and more relevant as I started seeing the proof of climate change—let me start writing a love letter to mother earth, mother nature.
“This album is also about having a conversation with the younger generation—the transmission of culture as our grandparents have done.”
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