Jidenna talks to Nessa of Hot97 about his new album The Chief, being inspired by Young Thug, doubting himself, working with Issa Rae, being Nigerian, his grandfather having 6 wives, avoiding being hit by a car doing donuts and impersonates his father.
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Sony Music Entertainment Africa are proud to announce the debut album, The Chief [Wondaland Records/Epic Records], by seminal Hip Hop artist JIDENNA. The stylish singer established himself as the part of the progressive Wondaland collective and heralded a new era of “Swank and Sophistication” with his instant hit “Classic Man”. The classy chief followed this single with Long Live The Chief (which became the unofficial anthem for the hit Netflix series Luke Cage) and the Afro-tinged cross-over smash Little Bit More.
In 2016 JIDENNA presented himself as the unabashed advocate of Pan-Africanism culture and conducted the first Inter-continental tour of Africa visiting South Africa and his childhood home of Nigeria, sharing his new music and engaging with the exciting musical ideas and artists coming out of the continent. JIDENNA leads by example. Confidently standing at the intersection of high fashion, globetrotting, activism, and groundbreaking art, The Chief is a genre defying statement for modern music and culture at large that reflects both Jidenna’s life and ideology.
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