Afro-dite

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Afro-Dite
Origin  Sweden
Genres Disco
Years active 2002-

Afro-dite is a Swedish pop group made up of three pop singers. The group consists of Blossom Tainton-Lindquist, Gladys del Pilar and Kayo Shekoni. The name is a play on words implying they are beautiful as Greek goddess Aphrodite and being black.http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/article61588.ab

  • Blossom has already been in showbusiness for a long time. She sings and dances, played in several musicals and even hosted TV-shows on Swedish television.
  • Gladys, born in Ecuador, came to Sweden when she was only 7 years old. She worked with Dr. Alban and Denniz Pop but her final breakthrough was when she appeared in ABBA - the true story.
  • Kayo is another multitalented woman. She is not only a singer, but also an actress, TV-show host and model. In the eighties she sang with the pop group Freestyle and in the nineties she fronted the eurodance project Le Click.

Afro-dite came together to sing the song "Never let it go" for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011. "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011.  The song was originally meant to be sung by Alcazar but they refused. In Eurovision, Afro-dite reached the 8th place. In 2007 they released a new album.[1]

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Preceded by
Friends with "Listen to Your Heartbeat"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Fame with "Give Me Your Love"