Introducing our Guest Artists

Angélique Kidjo

Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Activist

As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.

On Mother Nature (2022), Kidjo’s latest album, she joins forces with many of her musical progeny, including some of the most captivating young creators of West African music, Afrobeat, Afro-pop, dancehall, hip-hop, and alt-R&B. The result is a truly visionary body of work, rooted in a deep understanding of musical tradition yet endlessly forward-thinking and inventive. Kidjo says: “The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm, and the time has come.” In sharing this album with the world, Kidjo hopes that her songs might inspire the kind of togetherness that ultimately leads to transcendent change. “This album is a love letter to Mother Earth and all the values we hold dear: truth, trust, love, connection,” says Kidjo. “For our own survival, we need to recognize the humanity that we all share and learn how to live together. There’s just no other way.”


Producer, Singer & Multi-instrumentalist

In 2020, Pheelz won Producer of the Year at the Headie Awards - Nigeria's top hip hop honor. 

In 2021, the musical mastermind released his debut EP, Hear Me Out which was a 5-track showcase of his vocal talent and songwriting skills. With over 10 million streams across all platforms, the project reached the top 20 (#15) on Apple Music’s Top Albums in Nigeria. Pheelz is also featured on “Crown of Clay” alongside two of Nigeria’s greatest Hip-hop artists, Vector and MI Abaga. The song has been described by critics as the Hip-Hop song of the year in Nigeria. In addition to his feats in 2021, his song, “Somebody,” spent 3 weeks on Billboard’s Top Triller Global Chart and peaked at number 3.

In 2022, he signed a record deal with Warner UK, shortly after his single “Finesse” became an international success, and earned him, his first career entry on the Billboard Global 200 at number 131, the TurnTable Top 50 at number 1, World Digital Song Sales at number 10, UK Afrobeats Singles Chart at number 1, and the UK Singles Chart at number 52. He also released in 2022 his Davido collaboration titled "Electricity" and performed at the BMI Awards in Miami.

Pheelz had a front-row seat as American powerhouses P. Diddy and Dr. Dre joined forces for tracks that will end up on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's upcoming joint album. Pheelz is steadily building his visibility in the US and is currently working on Usher's next album.


Singer, Songwriter, Communicator & Activist

Since being discovered by Rita Ray of BBC’s Global Beats in 2014, Wiyaala has become one of Ghana’s leading media personalities representing Ghana and Africa at events and festivals around the world. Wiyaala has performed for Kamala Harris, vice president of the USA and at the Commonwealth Games 2018, The African Union in Addis Ababa, SummerStage 2022 in New York, WOMAD UK and many more. In 2014, Wiyaala was the first Ghanaian artist to chart on Billboard since Osibisa in the 1970's with her 2014 FIFA World Cup Song "Go Go Black Stars". She has released two albums "Wiyaala" (2014) and "Sissala Goddess" (2018).

An articulate communicator, who designs and makes her own costumes, Wiyaala is a role model in her community where she has built a Stage, Guest House and Restaurant frequently holding jam nights for local artists and children. Wiyaala campaigns against child marriage and in 2020, she detected and handed over to the authorities a 36 year old man attempting to abduct a young girl into a forced marriage.
Wiyaala advocates, among others, for UNICEF Ghana, GACA - Ghana Against Child Abuse, and Water Aid Ghana.

She has won many prestigious awards such as "Alternative Song of the Year" - Ghana Music Awards UK 2021, "Best Ghanaian Cultural Act" - Ghana Music Awards UK 2021, "Woman of the Decade" - Women’s Choice Awards Africa 2020, "Artiste of the Year" - Ghana Arts & Culture Awards 2019 and “International Touring Artiste of the Year” - Ghana Music Awards UK 2019. 


Producer, artist, singer & TV host

In September 2022, Dodo packed his studio into a shipping container and went on a biographical and musical search for musical traces from Switzerland to Africa. He wanted to find out what it is about this longing for Africa that has been driving him ever since. On the way, the cosmopolitan encounters a wide variety of artists and, through music, comes ever closer to African culture and his roots. For four months, a film crew travelled with Dodo and recorded this adventure journey: to Cape Town, Accra and Abidjan, his home town. 

On the way, Dodo's next album, which will be released in autumn, was created with many African artists he discovered on his journey. It is an extraordinary musical travel diary. In addition, a documentary film was made, which will be shown in Swiss cinemas in autumn this year.

Since spring 2023, Dodo has been appointed as the new host of the Swiss TV success format "Sing meinen Song - Das Schweizer Tauschkonzert", ("Sing My Song - The Swiss Swap Concert"), in which prominent Swiss artists are invited and reinterpret each other's songs.

Dodo is very committed to "Social Change" and has been involved in environmental and climate protection for years as an ambassador for various organizations such as GREENPEACE and PRO NATURA. He is also involved with the VIVA CON AGUA organization, which campaigns for clean drinking water in Africa, and is a water ambassador there.