Jidenna is an American singer and producer. His full name is Jidenna Theodore Mobisson. The rapper was born on 4 May 1985 in Wisconsin. Jidenna spent his childhood in Nigeria. His parents were not related to the music business. Jidenna’s father was a university professor and had Nigerian heritage. His mom was an accountant.
When Mobisson was six years old, the family lived in Nigeria, where the boy was almost kidnapped. The event left a big impression on the rapper’s memory. In 1995, the artist’s family moved to the United States and settled in Norwood.
Then they decided to relocate to Milton, Massachusetts. In high school, Jidenna and his friends formed a hip-hop band, Black Spadez. Back then, Jidenna already demonstrated an impressive talent. He wrote music and lyrics. The album’s debut LP was the artist’s high school graduation project.
The talented musician was accepted to Harvard and Stanford Universities. He had a tough decision to make and finally chose Stanford. The young man studied sound engineering. In 2008. Mobisson graduated from Stanford. He continued honing his musical talent but got a job as a teacher. While working, the aspiring artist lived in several cities, including Atlanta, LA, Brooklyn, and Oakland.