Jidenna, is a man on a mission to unite the African diaspora through good music.
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- Jidenna spent his formative years in Nigeria and emigrated to the United States with his mother to be greeted only by culture shock at every turn. Humble beginnings Stateside gave way to personal triumph as Jidenna earned his way into Stanford University, where he connected with like-minded, free-spirited souls and created Fear & Fancy, a social club comprising of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and artists.
- Crafting a sound all his own, Jidenna’s music effortlessly collides genres and eras, uniting bright EDM and highlife on one song and bouncing trap beats under smooth Nat King Cole vocals on another. His versatility as an artist is grounded in the diversity of his background, the breadth of his influences, and the exacting approach that he’s honed over time; this colorful sonicscape connects the dots between the sounds of the African Diaspora
- On his debut album, The Chief, released in February 2017, it received critical acclaim from sources like Spin, The New York Times, and New York Magazine and garnering respect from outlets like XXL.
- In Fall of 2017, Jidenna released the Boomerang EP featuring heavy hitters across the Diaspora including Quavo, Wale, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage, and Sarkodie.