Nigerian-American singer, rapper and songwriter Jidenna has revealed an important truth about his one his song that has kept a lot of fans wondering why it was part of his album “85 to Africa”.
The “Classic Man” singer took to his Instagram to share an important motivation that prompted him to write the song “Jungle Fever”. Understanding how difficult it was for his African Father to marry his white-American mother despite the racial discrimination that existed during their era, he wrote the song to honor his parents and also used that opportunity to encourage all to “cultivate love in the midst of” their chaotic era.
Posting the picture of his parents he wrote;
“ My parents on their wedding day in 1969, 2 years after the US legalized interracial marriage and 2 years after the infamous summer of love. I wrote and record “jungle fever” in honor of their love, which existed inspire of the chaos of their era. I pray that you all cultivate love in the midst of our own chaotic era.”