Trans Angolan musician, Titica, was made a UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador on 7 October 2013. 

Titica is a pioneer in a local music genre called ‘kuduro’, and even performed for the Angolan President at the time, José Eduardo dos Santos. Her appointment as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador came at a time when many acknowledged that Angola was moving from being a rigid anti-LGBTIQ+ state to one where social recognition and acceptance of the presence of transgender persons such as Titica were acknowledged, even while the State’s penal code still outlawed homosexuality.