If there is a supertar in African Music, it sure is Angelique KIDJO, the Beninese songstress, internationally known. She has been described as African Premier Diva by Time Magazine and was featured on The Guardian '100 most influential women in the word' list.
Known as the 'plant of Paradise', henna is a small plant whose leaves when dried and powdered are used as dye. it's a powder widespread in Arab countries and it is also widely used among African women. They use it mostly to color the nails, make tattoos. In addition to its aesthetic use, henna also has some virtues unknown to the general public.