Jidenna Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jidenna Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth May 4, 1985
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Light Brown

Jidenna is an American-Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his 2015 singles Classic Man and Yoga, as part of his debut EP Wondaland Presents: The Eephus which had peaked at number 5 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The former track went on to receive ‘Platinum’ certification and the latter track earned ‘Gold’ certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). In 2017, he had released his second EP titled Boomerang and his maiden studio album called The Chief which had peaked at number 11 on the US Rap charts. His 2nd studio album called 85 to Africa was launched in August 2019. Jidenna had won the ‘Best New Artist’ award at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards. He co-founded Fear & Fancy in 2006, a social club of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, scientists, and artists.

Born Name

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson

Nick Name

The Chief

Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Jidenna / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, United States

Residence

East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

AmericanNigerian

 

He holds dual nationality.

Education

Jidenna had graduated from the Milton Academy in Massachusetts in 2003. He then joined the prestigious Stanford University from where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity in 2008.

Occupation

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Jidenna / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Oliver Mobisson (Scientist, Professor, Activist, Entrepreneur) (d. 2010)
  • Mother – Tama Mobisson (Accountant)
  • Siblings – Geoff Mobisson (Older Brother), Nneka Mobisson-Etuk (Older Sister). He has another older sister.

Genre

Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Swank

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Fear & Fancy
  • Wondaland Records
  • Epic Records
  • Sony Music Entertainment

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020
Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Jidenna / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jidenna has dated –

  1. Rosalyn Onwude (2016) – Rumor

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Black and White)

He is of Igbo (Nigerian) descent on his father’s side and English, German, and Dutch descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Sports a thick beard
  • Has his right palm, left arm, and left side of his chest covered in tattoos
  • Often sports dreadlocked hair

Jidenna Favorite Things

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Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Jidenna as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Jidenna / Instagram)

Jidenna Facts

  1. Jidenna, though born in Wisconsin, had grown up in Nigeria as his father was working at the Enugu State University as a professor of computer science. He returned to the United States at the age of 6 as his family settled in Massachusetts.
  2. His 2015 single called Classic Man had been nominated for the ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’ award at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The track had won both the ‘Song of the Year’ and the ‘Video of the Year’ awards at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards. The track was also featured in the Academy Award-winning 2016 film Moonlight.
  3. He had founded a rap group called Black Spadez in high school and had released an album as his final project in high school.
  4. After he graduated from Stanford University in 2008, he used to work full-time as a teacher while writing music on the side. He used to move between Los Angeles, Oakland, Brooklyn, and Atlanta for his work before eventually signing up with Wondaland Records.
  5. In September 2016, he was featured in the 5th episode of the 1st season of the Netflix series Luke Cage.

Featured Image by Jidenna / Instagram

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