Our Story

Our Story

The Batonga Foundation was founded by Angelique Kidjo, in 2006, with the purpose of empowering and educating the most excluded adolescent girls in Africa.  Angelique’s message is unique – she celebrates Africa as a land of hope and talent while urging African leaders and citizens to work together to improve the lives of women and children.  A three-time Grammy Award winner, deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine, Angelique was the first woman to be listed among “The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa” by Forbes Magazine. She was also the first African women to be appointed as an international Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. 



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Join Angelique Kidjo and Tamron Hall In NYC on November 28th to support The Batonga Foundation!

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