JIDE CHORD (Jide Akinwunmi) is an epitome of creativity. Since he left Nigeria in the late 80s for the United Kingdom (UK), the Ogun State born, Ibadan Oyo state (South Western Nigeria) raised seasoned musician has re-created a new sector in the black entertainment community in the Diaspora.
He is one of the few souls who got into the entertainment business with a head full of ideas and a school degree. JIDE CHORD started his career as a Journalist with PUNCH Newspaper before going into Public Relations, Banking and Music.
His antecedent as a Choir Master in his local church (Celestial Church of Christ) soon became an asset that set him apart and gave him a niche as he started a musical band in London while still working in other departments of the European society.
His band, London Merry Makers soon redefined JUJU Music and became the delight of many high profile Nigerians, Africans and white community entertainment enthusiast in the UK as the British Art Council engaged JIDE CHORD in so many local and foreign events.
Since then, he grew in leaps and bounds and soon became a household name both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
He has released couple of albums with FESTIVAL OF LOVE being his most celebrated album.
Now settled in Nigeria, the Juju Music maestro and creator of JUJU LAMBADA opened up to Asabe Africa TV during a recent exclusive chat inside his hotel suite on why he married a second wife.
He equally used the occasion to share his political views and gave testimony to the grace of God that saved him from COVID last year in London.
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