Released: Jun 1998
Label: Island Records
Oremi is testament to Angelique Kidjo's wide-ranging musical tastes and her absolute fearlessness when it comes to sacred cows like Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child." Benin's the home of voodoo, and Kidjo effortlessly makes the song her own. Her sunny pop sensibility is at its best in "Loloye" and "Yaki Yaki" -- and of course in the title track.