Nneka Using Music to Bridge Gap Between U.S. and Africa
Nigerian singer Nneka's joy and enthusiasm for her music is infectious; it's impossible to watch her perform and feel unmoved. The daughter of an Igbo Nigerian father who was forced into early retirement due to his government's corruption, and a German mother whose country she came to study in at the age of 19, Nneka has a unique perspective on the world, and a powerful, vibrant energy she emits o
Nneka Displays ‘Love and Passion’ in Los Angeles
In January, Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka embarked on a 14-city tour in support of her first U.S. album, 'Concrete Jungle.' In her second tour diary for The Boombox, the 28-year-old gives fans a glimpse of her Hotel Cafe performance in Los Angeles and her show at the KCRW/Oxfam Grammy brunch...
Nneka Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of Her Concrete Jungle Tour
Although she is already an international star, Nigerian-born Nneka has just released her first U.S. album, 'Concrete Jungle,' which incorporates themes of love, hope and optimism for the people in her native region Warri. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter has been compared to the likes of Lauryn Hill, and was hand-picked by Lenny Kravitz to join him on his 2009 French tour, but now the striking vo
Nneka Brings Global Soul to Our NYC Office
Nigerian artist Nneka came a long way to take her first trip to New York City, but her recent visit was well worth the effort. In lieu of the upcoming release of a new record in February, the singer had the chance to make her live US debut, and was also invited to perform with the Roots...