Ghanaian reggae and afropop sensation Stonebwoy shared the stage with Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night as part of Kidjo’s 40th-anniversary concert.
Together, they delivered a captivating performance of their collaborative single, “Manodzi,” a song that pays homage to the resilience and rich diversity of African cultures. The Royal Albert Hall was filled with an enthusiastic audience that witnessed the dynamic collaboration between the two artists.
Stonebwoy, renowned as one of the most popular musicians in Ghana and across Africa, expressed his deep appreciation and admiration for Angelique Kidjo.
Describing her as a “legend” and a “mentor,” Stonebwoy acknowledged Kidjo’s significant contributions to the global recognition and appreciation of African music.
The collaboration between these two talented artists not only showcased their musical synergy but also celebrated the enduring spirit and cultural richness of the African continent.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be here with you tonight. You are a living legend, a mentor, and a role model for me and many others. You have paved the way for us to showcase our talent and our culture to the world. Thank you for inviting me to share this stage with you,” Stonebwoy said.
Angelique Kidjo, widely recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time, reciprocated the compliments and expressed her gratitude to Stonebwoy for their collaboration and friendship.
The concert served as a commemoration of Kidjo’s illustrious 40-year career, marked by a prolific catalogue comprising 14 studio albums and the accolade of four Grammy awards.
The event also showcased Kidjo’s collaborative spirit with performances from notable artists such as Laura Mvula, Grammy-nominated trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, and Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour.
The diverse audience, representing fans from various backgrounds and generations, enthusiastically cheered and danced along to the music, contributing to a festive and joyful atmosphere.
Attendees took to social media to share their impressions and reactions, praising not only the performances but also the overarching message of the concert. The event served as a testament to the enduring impact and influence of Angelique Kidjo’s remarkable career in the realm of global music.