Saturday, 1 April 2017

Jidenna Hints At Collaborations With Top Nigerian Artiste

Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna at the
Vibe.NG forum titled “Community Meeting
With The Chief: Album Versus Singles In
Digital Era” recently held in Lagos said that
his music, lyrics, sounds and collaborations
are all geared towards building a bridge
between people, races and nations.
He further explained that it is the reason
his songs have a blend of different cultural
sounds especially the high-life blend with
hip-hop so that all can relate to it.
It will be recalled that Jidenna, recently
released his debut album titled “The Chief”
which he explained was named after his
late father’s title status which he intends to
attain through his music. Jidenna revealed
that he spent thirty days alone without
seeing anyone to write the album.
He advised artists to see themselves as a
small business and the earlier they realize
that, the higher their chance of survival in
the industry but if not, they could go into
oblivion.
Jidenna said that one way he will push his
songs in Nigeria is to do collaborations
with Nigerian artists from different genres
of music because he is versatile.
“I can decide to do a record with BurnaBoy,
Wizkid or Davido,” he said.
Omalicha,a broadcaster and panelist at the
forum, commended Jidenna for his album
and how he was able to blend different
sounds to make it cut across to both his
fans in Nigeria and America. Godwin Tom,
Founder, IMANAGE AFRICA and panelist at
the forum advocated for a need to educate
people more because the more educated
people in the music industry the more
growth and development it will
experience.XX The forum had panelists from
the diverse areas of the music industry in
Nigeria from Omalicha a broadcaster to
Douglas Jekan an OAP and Music
Enthusiasts Godwin Tom, Founder,
IMANAGE AFRICA and Micheal Ugwu,
General Manager, Sony Music West Africa.
The session was moderated by Folu Storms
a Broadcaster, VJ and Columnist. Media
partners for the event were; MTV Base,
Pulse.NG, EbonyLife TV and BellaNaija.
Celebrity guest in attendance are Waje, Mai
Atafo, Ono Bello, Godwin Ukaegbu, Muna
Okey-Nwosu, Oreoluwa Peters, Makiada
Moka and Beverly Naya.XX At the end of
the forum which was held at Didi Art
Muesum, Victoria Island, Jidenna was
presented with a portrait painting of
himself by art students from the
department of arts, University of Lagos
(UNILAG).


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