WABF after-party will feature Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna
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A sharp dresser, singer, and rapper with geographic connections ranging from Nigeria to U.S. cities like Oakland, Atlanta, and New York, Jidenna Mobisson arrived in 2015 with a hybrid R&B/rap sound he called swank. The son of pioneering Nigerian Igbo scientist and educator Oliver Mobisson, he cited Nat King Cole, James Brown, and OutKast among his many inspirations. The Stanford graduate signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland label and debuted with “Classic Man,” where he delivered boastful, foul-mouthed rhymes and a neat vocal hook over a sparse, street-level beat. Jidenna’s name in Igbo means “Embrace the father”
DJs for the weekend
Azeem Jolasun also known as DJ Zimo has been a disc jockey (DJ) for over 10 years. DJ Zimo is the one of the most sought after DJ all over the United States, Caribbean Islands and Africa just to name a few, dubbing him the nickname “the east coast bully”; the name speaks for itself. DJ Zimo continues to be a household name in the entertainment industry having had the opportunity to DJ for hip-hop stars such as Nas and Nelly, being the official DJ for Africa fashion week and the host of Afropolitan Sundays at Bleu Martini every Wednesday and Friday night.
Dj Yoossouph pursued his passion for DJing and enrolled in the prestigious Scratch DJ Academy, founded by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, in NYC. His specialty is mixing Afrobeats (African music – Nigerian, Ghanaian, South African and so on) with other genres such as EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Hip-Hop, Top 40, Pop, Dancehall, etc. Ability to #TurnUp the crowd has made him one of the most sought after African DJs in the USA. DJ Yoossouph is a founding member of LBHQ – curators of special events such as #BestDayPartyEver and #MadeInNigeriaNYC. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University and works at one of the leading investment banks in New York city leading to his moniker “Wall St DJ”