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85 to Africa - Official Album Trailer

Published on 28 Jul 2019 / In Entrepreneurship

Tribe available at: Sufi Woman: One fateful morning in the summer of 2017, Jidenna Mobisson found himself on the wrong end of the barrel of a gun. Armed with weapons and warrants, local police officers flooded the eight-bedroom mansion he and his team had been subletting in the suburbs of Atlanta. Unbeknownst to the world-renowned entertainer, the home’s owner had been grievously delinquent on mortgage payments and had lost the house in a foreclosure auction. Jidenna was being evicted. As movers dumped his possessions into boxes, the home’s new residents watched from the sidelines and smiled at his misfortune. Reflecting on the moment that would ultimately set the stage for his remarkable new album, “85 to Africa,” he says that being unceremoniously booted from his home of three years, “felt like the story of being black in America. We’re living in this beautiful house by the lake, that cul-de-sac life. Everything is dandy, career’s going well, we’re paying the lease on time, we’re doing everything right and then, out of nowhere, at 6am in the morning, we’re displaced.” His cup-de-sac dreams dashed and a tour looming on the horizon, Jidenna decided to hit the road and not return to the United States until the spirit moved him. “We had no where to come home,” he says, “so we ended up going back to Africa. Jidenna online: IG: Twitter: FB: Director - Wesley Walker Executive Producers - Sam Pressman, Wesley Walker Cinematography - Wesley Walker Editor - Rex-Kane Hart Sound Design - Callum James Baker Colorist - Joseph Bicknell Cast - Roman GianArthur, Nana Kwabena, Madam Kateri, Jessica Nabongo, Swif Biko, Tshepo Mohlala, Sibusio Ngwyena, Naledi Mogadime, Banele Mokoena Dancers (ATL): Malaika Salatis, Andrew Gillespee Jonathan McCranny, Ibrahim Moreland, Macire Cámara, Jacques Davis, Ignatusa Barnes Dancers (SA): Nkosana Mathiebela, Thabiso Mokoena Boys in River: Sizwe Msiza, Tumelo Mashia, Mduduzi Mokoena, Moeketsi Khulatseo, Sábelo Msiza, Tshepang Msobela ATLANTA UNIT Production Designer - Skye Williams 1st AC - Rex Kane Hart PA - David Vasquez Location Manager - Mario Hill SOUTH AFRICA UNIT South Africa Unit Production Manager - Themba Mark Assistant Director - Thato Koketso Mohuba Production Designer (SA + Namibia) - Letlotlo Mangope 1st AC & Unit Photographer - Katlego Mosito Drone Operator: Wesley Walker LOS ANGELES UNIT Production Designer - Skye Williams Art Director - Max Loeb AC - Carl Loven Key Grip - Matt Planer Gaffer - Adam Schaffer Swing - Olivia Riportella Stunt Coordinator - Jason Sanfilippe MUA - Kammy Horton Photographers - Tyler Adams, Patrick Struys PA - Ronda Hutchinson, Yolanda Roberts, Amaka Izuchi (C) 2019 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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