The opening of Jidenna’s 2016 BET Awards Pre-Show performance was inspired by the airport/cab scene in the movie Coming to America. Jidenna as Prince Akeem Joffer and Nana Kwabena as Semmi payed homage to the movie’s  28th anniversary.

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There after, Jidenna  performed his new singles “Chief Don’t Run” and “A Little Bit More” at the BET Awards 2016 Pre Show.

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Jermel McWilliams and Akosua Akoto choreographed the dances and brought the African Diaspora to the stage.

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I haven’t been able to find a full version of Jidenna’s performance but here is a snippet of the performance here.

Watch the video from his performance below:

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Nikki Billie Jean

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Nikki Billie Jean is the founder and editor-in-chief of All Things Ankara. She is also a fashion designer, fashion stylist, fashion director, campaign producer and event producer. View more of her work at: www.nikkibilliejean.com

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