Queen Latifah to host Nobel award ceremony
US former rap artist turned Queen Latifah will host the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo in December.
Queen Latifah will host the concert at the Oslo Spektrum on December 11th. It will be the first time in 15 years the concert will be hosted by just one person, VG reported.
The host will perform her music - again something that never happened before.
Queen Latifah said in a press release issued by the Nobel Institute: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s concert and to help celebrate such amazing individuals who have each worked so hard on behalf of children’s rights to education.”
The 44-year-old artist rose to fame as a rapper, singer, actress, comedian, producer and talkshow host.
She currently hosts her own show, "The Queen Latifah Show."
Director of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said he is happy Queen Latifah agreed to host the music themed celebration of the 2014 Peace Prize winners' award ceremony for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.
Lundestad pointed out: "The Peace Prize concert is the most popular TV production made during the Nobel events in December in Oslo and Stockholm.”
This year’s concert is the 21st event of its kind. It will be broadcast to a global audience and has for the last years reached out to between 80 and 120 countries.
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi shared this year’s Peace Prize for their effort improving child welfare.