Birth Name: Jidenna Theodore Mobisson
Place of Birth: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
Date of Birth: May 4, 1985
*Igbo Nigerian (father)
*English, German, Dutch (mother)
Jidenna is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Jidenna is the son of Tama, an accountant, and Oliver Mobisson (Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonnia Mobisson), an academic. His father was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, of Igbo Nigerian descent. His mother, who is American, has English, German, Dutch, and possibly other, ancestry. Jidenna grew up in Nigeria for the first years of his life, and moved back to the United States at age six.
Two of Jidenna’s great-grandparents were Ralph Heer Buck and Louise Amidon Bethel. Ralph was the son of William W. Buck and Katherine Hur/Heer, who was of German descent. Louise was the daughter of Louis Prentiss Bethel and Harriet “Hattie” Morse.
Sources: Obituary of Jidenna’s great-uncle, Robert Buck – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Jidenna’s great-grandmother, Louise Amidon Bethel – http://www.ancestry.com
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