Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna has signed deals with American record labels Epic Records, Sony Music West Africa and Sony Music South Africa, all subsidiaries of Sony Music Entertainment.
This he did to get a global distribution and penetration for his forthcoming debut album.
Jidenna will tour the African continent for a series of exclusive performances, album release parties and the filming of a BBC documentary, which will chronicle his homecoming journey to Nigeria.
Speaking on the album, Jidenna says “The record as a whole represents all my experiences of the many worlds I’ve lived in and traveled through from Lagos to Los Angeles.”
The singer kicks off his trip to Africa in late August.
Jidenna will make his way down to his home country Nigeria first, where he would be having an exclusive album launch event featuring a live performance at Hard Rock Café in Lagos; then grant interviews with Nigeria’s leading radio stations and lifestyle publications; and also film an exclusive documentary, to be produced by BBC International and True Africa, about his journey back to his childhood home in Enugu.
Ultimately, Jidenna will head on to Johannesburg, South Africa for a promotional tour which will include interviews with leading radio stations and lifestyle publications; as well as an album launch party.
Jidenna is best known for his popular song 'Classic man' featuring Roman GianArthur which was nominated at the 58th Grammy Awards held on February 2016 for Best rap/sung collaboration, a single contained in his collective EP "The Eephus" with Janelle Monae for Wondaland Records.
The Nigerian-American singer has released two singles in 2016 - 'Chief don't run' and the more recent 'Little bit more'n both expected on the album.