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Celebrities Who Are Nigerians – JIDENNA “CLASSIC MAN”

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson (born May 4, 1985), to Tama Mobisson, an accountant, and Oliver Mobisson, a Nigerian Igbo academic. Jidenna grew up partially in Nigeria, where his father was a professor of computer science at Enugu State University. Jidenna graduated from Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts, in 2003. He founded a rap group while in high school when he began producing, arranging and writing. Jidenna attended Stanford University, first studying sound engineering but eventually switching his major to “ritualistic arts.


Jidenna is signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records label and distributed through Epic Records. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton and Janelle Monáe herself, recording a five-song compilation EP titled The Eephus. In February 2015, he released his first single, “Classic Man”, featuring Roman GianArthur, another artist signed to Wondaland Records. The song has been played in heavy rotation throughout the United States and debuted at number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. On March 31, 2015, the second single from the EP was released “Yoga” by Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. His song “Classic Man” was nominated for Best Rap/Song Collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards.


• Grammy Awards 2016—“Classic Man” (featuring Roman GianArthur) Best Rap/Song Collaboration –Nominated
• Soul Train Music Awards 2015— Jidenna won the Best New Artist Award for the song titled ‘’Himself ‘’
He was also Nominated for Song of the Year and Video of the Year with the song “Classic Man” (featuring Roman GianArthur)
He was also Nominated for Best Dance Performance with the song “Yoga” (with Janelle Monáe) .

Source: Nigerians That Rock

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