Happy Birthday, Mama Africa

Ivory Coast songstress and ico, Aicha Koné. Photo / Censors

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On this day in 1957, was born "Mama Africa".

Nicknamed after her South African idol Miriam Makéba whom she met early in her career, her style is a combination of Nana Mouskouri and Enrico Macias in particular, whose Oriental tone reminds her of the Mandingo rhythms of her forefathers.

 She released her first single Denikeleni in 1979 and made her mark on the African music scene with memorable performances, two gold records and more than 45 prizes and trophies.

Peace advocate in Africa for decades, her title "Kanawa" raises awareness about the destructive nature of war. She has never ceased to plead reconciliation for a better Africa.

The Ivorian songbird and cultural icon is a proud recipient of many accolades across the globe for her determination to fight injustice.

Let's join hands on her birthday to thank the Lord for allowing us to witness the gift of Aicha Koné.

Published By Claude Djaquis