Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré, often referred to as 'The Songbird of Wassoulou', is not just one of the most vital singers in Africa right now, but also an avid philanthropist as chairwoman of her company Gonow Oum Sang. Armed with her powerful piercing voice, the Grammy Award-winning Sangaré addresses issues like civil rights, polygamy and childbirth. At the same time, she is celebrated for giving a fresh spin on traditional Malian folk.