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So it turns out Jidenna will land in Naija soon and it looks like Don Jazzy and Banky W are getting ready for his arrival.

 

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Why do we think so?

First off, there was a naming ceremony by Don Jazzy on Twitter where he renamed the Nigerian-American recording artist ‘Yanky Banky’ explaining that Jidenna is now a part and parcel of Afrobeats. Yanky Banky is basically the American version of Banky W who was an American returnee and mixed afrobeats with his RnB style in his debut song ‘Ebute Metta’ in 2008.

 

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Banky W has now approved the name! Carry go…Don Jazzy!

What we loved most about this whole Twitter exchange was when Jidenna replied- in pidgin! We’re in love! He kinda shows his originality but sha everything na ‘formation’(I think that was the idea- to make people feel like he is down to earth or maybe he is… Sha, it worked!) Anyway, we are glad he has chosen to come home for his promotional tour.

 

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Apart from this tour and live performance at Hard Rock Café in Lagos, what else could likely happen while Jidenna is in town? Let’s hear from you- tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

 

Written by Kike Olowu

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