After releasing his critically-acclaimed album The Chief back in 2017, which he then followed up with the EP Boomerang in the same year, Jidenna admittedly went quiet for some time. However, the talented Nigerian-American singer and rapper is back and he’s brought his A-game. While it’s been reported that his sophomore album is in the pipeline, Jidenna gives us a brilliant sneak preview with his two new singles “Tribe” and “Sufi Woman” from his upcoming project, 85 to Africa.
Check out the trailer below.
Jidenna also shows us just how versatile he is as a musician with these two new singles.
“Tribe” is definitely a hip hop number where Jidenna speaks about camaraderie and the friends in his life who have literally become his family. He also emphasizes how even those who isolate themselves still need to be a part of a tribe or collective at the end of the day. It’s definitely a banger and something that gets you wanting to move along with it.
Listen to “Tribe” on Apple Music and Spotify.
“Sufi Woman” on the other hand, sounds more like a highlife number. Accompanied by a vibrant beat, Jidenna sings about how a woman who practices Sufism or Mystical Islam, has caught his attention with her charm and the magical spells she’s cast on him. The track really highlights Jidenna’s strong voice and makes for a powerful and textured number overall.
Listen to “Sufi Woman” on Apple Music and Spotify.
Update 8/1/19: Watch Jidenna’s brand new music video for “Tribe” below, which follows him and his crew through an epic house party.
Jidenna – Tribe