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Jidenna says it’s Africa’s moment now

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Afrobeats superstar Jidenna has hailed Nigeria as the spearhead of Africa’s surge in the world music arena.

He said this in an interview with CNN.

“I think it’s Nigeria’s moment, it’s Africa’s moment. 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,” he told CNN.

Jidenna fuses pidgin English with Afrobeat on his new album, ‘Long Live the Chief.’

“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… you can dance and shoki to it, in the larger context my album blends the different worlds that I’ve lived in.”

Jidenna was born in Wisconsin but was raised in Nigeria.

You can listen to his single ‘Long Live the Chief,’ which he released in 2015, below:

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