Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, better known mononymously as Jidenna, is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 2015, Jidenna released two singles, "Classic Man" and "Yoga", promoting Janelle Monáe's label Wondaland Records' compilation EP The Eephus with Epic Records. His debut album, The Chief was released on February 17, 2017 and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200.
|Birth name||Jidenna Theodore Mobisson|
|Born||May 4, 1985, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, afrobeat|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Fear & Fancy, Wondaland, Epic|
|Associated acts||Goldlink, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Nana Kwabena, Roman GianArthur|
|Website||Jidenna's Official site|
Recording artist who signed with Janelle Monae's Wondaland Records and is known for the singles "Classic Man" and "Yoga."
He graduated from the Milton Academy in Massachusetts in 2003 and founded a rap group in high school. He then attended Stanford University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
He is a founding member of a social club in California called Fear & Fancy.
His mother Tama Mobisson was an accountant while his father Oliver Mobisson was a professor of computer science at Enugu State University until 1995. He is of Nigerian descent and his name in the Igbo language means "embrace the father."
He collaborated with Janelle Monae on the single "Yoga" from his The Eephus EP. The song peaked at #119 on the Billboard Top 200.
- Singers from Wisconsin
- Milton Academy alumni
- 21st-century Nigerian musicians
- Epic Records artists
Latest information about Jidenna updated on May 10 2021.