Jidenna Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Songs, Albums, Net Worth And More

Jidenna Biography
Jidenna is a Nigerian-American music artist and songwriter who came into limelight after his hit tracks 'Classic Man', 'Bambi' and a lot others.
Aside music, he is also loved by so many for his awesome dress sense and you'd have heard Mayorkun say something like, '🎵...kit yourself like Jidenna...' in one of his hit tracks.
Well, we're here to talk about him today and we'd be seeing Jidenna's biography, date of birth, age, early life, parents, siblings, spouse, children, education, songs, albums, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.

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Jidenna Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on Prof. Jidenna 's biography and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full Name: Jidenna Theodore Mobisson
Stage Name: Jidenna
Date of birth: 4th May, 1985
Age: 34 years
Height: 6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
Nationality: Nigeria
Parents: Oliver Mobisson (father), Tama Mobisson (mother)
Religion: Christianity
Education: Stanford University
Occupation:  Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active: 2015–present
Labels: Fear & Fancy, Epic, Wondaland
Associated acts: Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Shuara Muhammad, Imohimi Unuigbe, Issa Rae, EO (rapper)
Net Worth: $1.2 million (est.)

Jidenna  Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Jidenna was born on the 4th of May, 1985 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. His father was a Nigerian Igbo academic while his mother worked as an accountant in an American firm. Jidenna spent the early years of his life in Nigeria where his father was lecturing at Enugu State University as a professor of computer science'
When Jide was 6 years old, his family suffered a kidnap attempt which made them to move back to the United States. They first moved to Norwood, Massachusetts in 1995 before moving to Milton, Massachusetts in 2000.
Jidenna is a graduate of Stanford University where he got admission to study sound engineering but eventually switched his major to "ritualistic arts". According to him, he was first offered admission to study in Harvard University but he chose Stanford University instead. After graduating from the university, he started worjking as a full-time teacher while pursuing his music career.
Jidenna's father, Professor Oliver Mobisson died on the 18th of February, 2010 after suffering from heart attack.


Jidenna began producing, arranging and writing while in high school where he co-founded a rap group Black Spadez. Before his graduation from Milton Academy in 2003, he worked with the group to produce his first album which was also the group's final project in college.
After his graduation from Stanford University, he started teaching in United States and was moving between Brooklyn, Atlanta, Oakland and Los Angeles in pursuit of his moving career. He eventually signed a record deal with Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records.
Jide has collaborated with a good number of artists including St. Beauty, Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur and Deep Cotton. and then began recording a five-song compilation of The Eephus, the label's first EP.
In Early 2015, Jidenna released Classic Man, his first official single in which he featured GianArthur. The song made waves in the US and debuted number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Classic Man was also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards.
Yoga, the single song from The Eephus was released in March, 2015. The song was by Janelle Monáe and Jidenna and it was also welcomed and was performed at the BET Awards by the two singers.
In June 2016, Jidenna released Chief Don't Run, a single off Jidenna’s debut album The Chief. In the song he narrated his upbringing and what he had to do to get where he is.
Jidenna's Appearances In Popular Media
Jidenna was in September 2016 featured in an episode of Luke Cage, a Netflix original series. He performed two of his songs, Long Live the Chief and Little Bit More at the fictitious Harlem's Paradise. In The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jidenna also performed Long Live the Chief and Little Bit More a full band. His other appearances in popular media include Insecure in the episodes "Thirsty as Fuck," and "Shady as Fuck," which aired in November 2016.

Jidenna's Songs

Jidenna has a good number of songs to his credit including:
• Safari ft. Janelle Monáe, St. Beauty, Nana Kwabena
• Sufi Woman
• Jidenna - Boomerang
• The Let Out ft. Nana Kwabena
• Bambi
• Tribe
• Chief Don't Run
• Little Bit More
• The Let Out
• Trampoline
• White Niggas
• A Bull's Tale
• Classic Man
• Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar
• Some Kind Of Way
• Helicopters
• 98 Points

Jidenna's Discography

Jidenna has released two albums:
• The Chief (2017)
• 85 to Africa (2019)

Awards And Nominations

Jidenna is one of the finest Nigerian born artists and has received a good number of awards and nominations including:
• Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in the 2016 Grammy Awards (nominated)
• Best New Artist in the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
• Song of the Year in the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
• Video of the Year in the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
• Best Dance Performance in the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards

Jidenna's Net Worth

Jidenna is one of the most successful Nigerian born artists with a good number of awards and nominations. He has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.

Social Media Handles And Websites

You can get Jidenna on:
Instagram @Jidenna
Twitter @Jidenna
Facebook - Jidenna
YouTube - Jidenna
Website Jidenna.com

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