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.
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson was born on May 4, 1985, in Wisconsin, US. He was born to Tama and Oliver Mobisson. Tama was a white accountant and Oliver was a Nigerian lecturer who hail from Imo State. He grew up in Enugu, Nigeria where his father lectured. Later on, he moved back with his family to the US at age 6.
He attended the Milton Academy and graduated in 2003. Subsequently, he chose Stanford University over Harvard University and went on to study Sound Engineering. Along the line, he switched to Ritualistic Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008.
Jidenna Personal Life
Jidenna is currently single. He lives in East Flatbush Brooklyn, New York. His dress style is a combination of European and West African designs and this has always made him exceptional.
Jidenna Early Career
While he was in college, he co-founded a rap group Black Spadez with some of his friends. Along the line he was writing, composing and arranging songs. Together in the group, he released songs with Black Spadez as a final project at the Milton Academy.
After Stanford, Jidenna worked as a tutor teaching student in the US. While he did that, he also pursued his music career and along the line, he signed a deal with Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records. Later, in 2015, he released the popular song Classic Man. Classic Man gained massive acceptance in the States.
Awards And Recognition
Jidenna is an award-winning artiste. His song Classic Man was nominated for a Grammy Award under the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category in 2016. Also, he is a 4-times Soul Train Music Award winner. These awards include;
Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award, 2015
Song of the Year, ‘Classic Man’ ft Roman GianArthur’, Soul Train Music Award, 2015
Video of the Year, ‘Classic Man’ ft Roman GianArthur’, Soul Train Music Award, 2015
Best Dance Performance, ‘Yoga’ ft Janelle Monae, Soul Train Music Award, 2015
Jidenna Net Worth
Jidenna’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.