Jidenna Theodore Mobisson was born on May 4, 1985, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to Tama Mobisson, an accountant, and Oliver Mobisson, a Nigerian Igbo academic. Jidenna grew up partially in Nigeria, where his father was working as a professor of computer science at Enugu State University.
Which state in Nigeria is Jidenna father from?
Jidenna parents His father – Oliver Mobisson – was born in Nigeria, in the Igbo tribe. Until 1995, he worked as a computer scientist and college professor at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Their family later relocated from Nigeria to America. His father died of a heart attack in 2010.
Is Jidenna an Igbo name?
It was a seemingly unique name not many had heard, and for Igbo boy names which can be arguably difficult to settle on, it was a welcome development. The name Jidenna literally means “Hold the Father.” In many cases, “Nna” is taken by Igbo Christians to also refer to God.
Can Jidenna speak Igbo?
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, Nigerian hip hop artist based in the United States, has said one of his goals is to be fluent in Igbo. The Classic Man, as he is fondly known, said he once took a class in the US to get a good grip of the language. “I speak Igbo a little but not the way I wish.