Jidenna pens throw light on Nigerian music on how it inspired him. he also said wizkid is the biggest artist in Nigeria as for him.
when billboard asked jidenna how Africa has inspired him, here is what jidenna pens said.
Oh, it’s profound. Even if the production doesn’t feel African, the vocal delivery — singing through your nose. Specifically, Highlife music from Nigeria. That was the first music I ever heard as a child. So singing through my nose is something I do often, and that’s directly rooted in my heritage.
At large, I feel like we’re entering into a time when hip-hop music in the states, and pop and hiplife and all types of genres across the African continent are emerging, in general. I think they’ll be even more influential as I continue.
jidenna pens was asked who is he picking superstart artist, jidenna gave it to Wizkid.
Wizkid, of course, in the U.K. — his sound is undeniable. I love his voice, I love his production team. I was just hanging out with them recently. He’s definitely be one where I’m looking forward to what’s to come, and I love his catalog already.