10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jidenna: CLASSIC MAN

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Born Jidenna Mobisson, the talented 34-year-old musician is of Nigerian descent. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Jidenna

1.Jidenna’s name in Igbo means “embrace the father.” His father, the late Oliver Mobisson, was a traditional chief in Nigeria, and Jidenna lived there for the first six years of his life before coming to America.

2.The dapper man loves quality entertainment. One of Jidenna’s favorite shows is Netflix’s House ofCards. He also enjoys the new Planet of the Apesfranchise.

3.He’s been stylish since high school. This #tbt shows that his fashion choices have always been classic.

4.Jidenna’s 2015 BET Awards performance paid homage to the civil rights movement. The talented artist is an advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement. When he is not able to demonstrate on the ground, he regularly lends his support on social media.

5.Jidenna graduated from Stanford University. He said he walked away with a bachelor’s degree in Ritual Arts, a major he created. “I began my studies in a sound and electrical engineering program, but I ultimately created a major called ‘Ritual Art.’”

When he graduated, he worked as a teacher in the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. He also was a political demonstrator in the Bay area, tackling the high incarceration rates of minorities.

6.Jidenna has wanted to be a rapper since he was in the seventh grade. He started a rap group called Black Spadez. The rappers who inspired him to do so at the time included Mase, Biggie, and Nas. His favorite rapper of all time? Tupac.

7.He is the founding member of a social club called Fear and Fancy, which is described as “an international collective of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, scientists, and artists who host soirees, dinner parties, and demonstrations.”

8.Back in the day, Jidenna used to write posts on a WordPress blog that promoted music, poetry, and good vibes. You’ll have to do a little digging, but the site is filled with jewels for every Jidenna stan his personal music reviews, poetry, and links to his earlier performances.

9.While Jidenna’s suits look rather pricey, he has found many of his pieces by doing some old-fashioned thrifting. He has admittedly hit up thrift stores throughout New York to create his signature look, and he also works with designers who make him some one-of-a-kind pieces.

Janelle Monae x Jidenna 

10. Jidenna is signed to Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records

Jidenna will be the headlining act at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) which take place on Friday December 13 2019 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Buy yourself early bird tickets NOW http://abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com/2019-tickets/

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