KIDJO BOWLS THEM OVER

20100608AMU/NEWS. Pupills at Rosebank Primmary School singing with  Beninese musician , Angelic  Kidjo on preparation for the World Cup music concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. ANTONIO MUCHAVE.
20100608AMU/NEWS. Pupills at Rosebank Primmary School singing with Beninese musician , Angelic Kidjo on preparation for the World Cup music concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. ANTONIO MUCHAVE.

Angelique Kidjo y esterday visited Rosebank Primary School in Johannesburg and dazzled pupils and their teachers. After the kids welcomed her with the national anthem, Kidjo performed Move on up, a Curtis Mayfield original which will be used by BBC Sport for all World Cup coverage.

Angelique Kidjo y esterday visited Rosebank Primary School in Johannesburg and dazzled pupils and their teachers. After the kids welcomed her with the national anthem, Kidjo performed Move on up, a Curtis Mayfield original which will be used by BBC Sport for all World Cup coverage.

"I wanted to do and dedicate this song to the youth of Africa to show that it is possible for us to overcome the challenges. Enough of thinking that what comes from outside is better than what is from here," said an energetic Kidjo. "Africa is not about misery and poverty, there is joy, I'm tired of seeing the negative."

Kopanang Moripe, a Grade 7 pupil, said: "The performance was brilliant."

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