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Jidenna Mobisson

Nigerian-American artist Jidenna spent his formative years in Nigeria and humble beginnings stateside gave way to personal triumph as Jidenna earned his way into Stanford University, where he connected with like-minded, free-spirited souls and created Fear & Fancy, a social club comprising of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and artists.

At his core, Jidenna is a throwback to an era long past, when Africa medallions and stoic black fists populated the rap landscape. On his debut album, The Chief, artist Jidenna narrates an African diaspora story. In Fall of 2017, Jidenna released the Boomerang EP featuring heavy hitters across the Diaspora including Quavo, Wale, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage, and Sarkodie.

Speaking on his ambitions to use music to unite the diaspora, Jidenna says that “I want the African diaspora to have a voice in the world. We need to so that the world is better. I just know that that's gonna happen. And music is the spearhead.”