Also in the interview, Jidenna said he is not really bothered on being considered a sex symbol. “I didn’t think about it and I don’t think about it. I am grateful people appreciate me and women appreciate me of course, but that’s not my goal. There are far more things on my mind than that.“
During the MTV VMAs held in New York on August 28, 2016, Jidenna had the chance to hang with Nigerian pop queen, Tiwa Savage. In his radio interview, Jidenna spoke about Mavin Records’ first lady.
“Tiwa is very cool. She is an amazing artist, an amazing woman. I was struck by her intelligence. We got a good chance to hang out all around VMAs and I actually really believe in her ability to like penetrate other markets and international market if you ask me. I am happy for her Roc Nation signing and I know she is going to do it right” he said.
Jidenna will be debuting his album “Long Live The Chief” at Hard Rock Café, Lagos, today.
Jidenna will tour the African continent for a series of exclusive performances, album release parties and the filming of a BBC documentary, which will chronicle his homecoming journey to Nigeria.
Speaking on the album, Jidenna says “The record as a whole represents all my experiences of the many worlds I’ve lived in and traveled through from Lagos to Los Angeles.”
Jidenna is best known for his popular song ‘Classic man’ featuring Roman Gian Arthur which was nominated at the 58th Grammy Awards held on February 2016 for Best rap/sung collaboration, a single contained in his collective EP “The Eephus” with Janelle Monae for Wondaland Records.