_Angelique Kidjo is named one of the 50 African Icons by the BBC
_Identifying an African icon is difficult... should it be someone from the arts, politics or sport?
To mark around 50 years of African independence, the BBC presents 50 African icons from the past half century. We tallied up all your emailed and online votes, included our names in the mix, gave a point to each name and came up with this list.
BBC Focus on Africa Magazine