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Grammy Award nominee, Jidenna on CNN to express his views on the global  impact of the Nigerian and African music scene, revealing a collaboration with Wizkid and hopes to collaborate with other Nigerian artistes like Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Flavour in the future.

 

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In his words;

I think it’s Nigeria’s moment, it’s Africa’s moment,” he told CNN. “I think Nigeria is a spearhead because Nigerians seem to be charged full of character so people are eating it up all across the world.

I wanted to see [if] in the US, I can get a song on the radio that actually has pidgin in it? And I did it. That’s the beautiful thing… [my album] you can dance and shoki to it, in the larger context my album blends the different worlds that I’ve lived in

 

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He also mentioned that the proverbs he grew up with helps shape the lyrics in his songs.

I have all these proverbs stored in my head,” he said. “My friends always laugh because they’re like you’re always trying to preach and teach something to us.

I grew up with all these proverbs and I have to share it, I think it’s the values and principles that makes my Nigerian identity a part of me stand out.”

 

Written by Clement Oluwasegun

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