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Friday, October 27, 2017

Singer Jidenna Says He Took Igbo Classes In The US Because He Wants To Speak Igbo Language Fluently

Singer Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, a 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. I actually took a class when I was in the US to speak more fluently and Aunty Ifeoma, God bless her, was just excited that we were there and she went so slow that at the end of the semester, we didn’t get anywhere,” he said.


“One of my goals is to be fluent so I actually hired a teacher recently to Skype with me so I can learn on the road so hopefully one year from now, I’ll be much more fluent than I am now.”


The 32-year-old singer also said he does not have a sound of his own yet.


According to Jidenna, his sound, a combination of his “favourite” genres, is still evolving.“ I still don’t think that the music I have released thus far is the artiste in me, I mean it’s not my sound yet. I have not crafted it.


“My foundation was in hip-hop but influenced by other sounds. When I was growing up in Nigeria, Bob Marley was like the biggest god so him and Fela were my biggest heroes when I was a kid. I stir all that together and try to make music but I don’t think it has all that at the same time but now I have figured out the formula.


I listen to a lot of highlife of the late 60s and early 70s. Juju music, Sunny Ade, Sunny Okosun and then the newer people from Wizkid, Tiwa, Tekno to Sarkodie.
 

14 comments:

  1. Very down to earth somebody. Blessings fall on you bro. My son's name sake.😊

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  2. I see you bro,I see you 😊
    Come lemme teach you for free... Hehehe 😊
    Viva Igbo language
    Igbo Amaka

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    1. Igbo amaka my sister!...
      I have stopped speaking English to my children and recently,I told them to stop talking to me in English!...
      You need to see how they are murdering the asusu Igbo... Hahahah...
      You will laugh and pee on your pants!..
      I know with time they would pick up sha...
      They understand Igbo perfectly...

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  3. Handsome man.. Bless you baby. See fine mouth/lips and he will be cleaning someone's place with that fine/soft lips? hmm what a lucky woman!

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  4. Very inspiring and not some people that tends to form English and cannot speak or hear their mother tongue. carry go and thump up , handsome dude

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  5. Jide jide Bia ka NRA GI Otu .

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  6. Awwwwww!
    True Son of the Soil.
    My love for him eeeeh, jisike Classic Man.

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  7. The only fair skinned man I have ever crushed on.

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