Remember Jidenna? He first made his appearance in the Nigerian music industry two years ago, then almost got deleted by Nigerians, owing to the ignorant statements he made about the colourism in Nigeria in an interview on VLAD TV. Well this year he released “The Chief“ which has tracks like “Adaora” “A little bit more” , then he worked on “Paticula”, in collaboration with Major Lazer, Nasty C, perhaps to pacify Nigerians or convince us of his African ancestry. Earlier this week, Jidenna took to twitter to reveal the artwork , and tracklist of his EP titled “Boomerang”. From the cover art, with it’s pictorial reference to one of Nigerian’s most loved food and the tracklist which he also shared, it looks like he’s pitching that narrative with his new studio project.
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) November 8, 2017
With features from Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Wale, Burna Boy and Sarkodie, you can tell Jidenna is keying into the “Africa To The World” trend. As it’s no coincidence that Jidenna went all the way out to hand select these artists for his EP, at the same time Afrobeats is infiltrating the globe and pop culture. Since he started his pro-Nigerian shenanigan, becoming involved with everything Nigerian including a guest appearance at the just concluded Heineken “Live Your Music” Party, held at Abuja and Lagos, respectively. It seems Nigerians are finally buying the idea of Jidenna ‘The Nigerian’ artist. And who knows, with his proposed collaboration with Wale, a diaspora version of Phyno and Olamide may not be too far-fetched.
Stream “Boomerang” below
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