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Jidenna

Biography

Recording musician who signed with Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Details and is well known for the singles “Classic Man” and “Yoga.” He graduated through the Milton Academy in Massachusetts in 2003 and founded a rap group in senior high school. He then went to Stanford College or university where he graduated using a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Research in Competition and Ethnicity. He’s a founding person in a social membership in California known as Fear & Luxury. His mom Tama Mobisson was an accountant while his dad Oliver Mobisson was a teacher of computer research at Enugu Condition College or university until 1995. He’s of Nigerian descent and his name in the Igbo vocabulary means “accept the daddy.” He collaborated with Janelle Monae in the one “Yoga” from his The Eephus EP. The tune peaked at #119 in the Billboard Best 200.

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Full Name Jidenna
Date Of Birth April 5, 1985
Place Of Birth Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Profession R&B Singer
Education Stanford University
Nationality Nigerian, American, Classic Man, Yoga, Long Live The Chief
Parents Oliver Mobisson, Tama Mobisson, Classic Man, Yoga, Long Live The Chief
Awards Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Video of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year, Classic Man, Yoga, Long Live The Chief
Star Sign Aries

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BET Awards 20152015TV Movie performer: "Yoga", "Classic Man" / writer: "Yoga", "Classic Man"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
American Idol2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

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