Jidenna is signed to Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records label and distributed through Epic Records. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton and Janelle Monáe herself, recording a five-song compilation EP titled The Eephus. In February 2015, he released his first single, "Classic Man", featuring Roman GianArthur, another artist signed to Wondaland Records. The song has been played in heavy rotation throughout the United States and debuted at number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. On March 31, 2015, the second single from the EP was released – "Yoga" by Janelle Monáe and Jidenna.
Jidenna was born to a Igbo Nigerian father and an American mother. His father Oliver Mobisson, an engineer and traditional chief, was both a revolutionary in the Nigerian Civil War and the inventor of the first African personal computer. And engaged to His mother, an anthropologist and English teacher, moved around the Boston area with Jidenna after they spent the first 6 years of his life in Enugu, Nigeria. His name in Igbo means to 'embrace the father'.He founded a rap group while in high school when he began producing, arranging, and writing. Jidenna graduated from Stanford University, after which he pursued his music career full time, moving between Los Angeles, Oakland, Brooklyn and Atlanta. He currently resides in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Jidenna is a founding member of Fear & Fancy, a social club that began in California in 2006. The society, reminiscent of the social aid and pleasure clubs of New Orleans, is an international collective of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, scientists, and artists who host soirees, dinner parties, and demonstrations.