Jidenna who goes by the full name Jidenna Theodore Mobisson is an American recording artist and record producer. Born on May 4, 1985 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to Tama Mobisson, a white accountant, and late Oliver Mobisson, a Nigerian Igbo academic. Part of his early years was spent in Nigeria before they finally left the country. During his years in high school, he became a co-founder of the rap group Black Spadez, and began producing, arranging and writing.
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The first album Jidenna released was as a project at Milton Academy where he graduated from in 2003. For his tertiary education, he attended Stanford University, where he began studying sound engineering but eventually switched his major to “ritualistic arts” and in 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.