She Is Focused

January 26, 2010

Introducing once again, Nneka

Filed under: Get To Know,New Music — Felicia @ 1:32 pm

Nigerian-born Soul singer Nneka gets a second introduction because this isn’t the first time she’s debuted her music. She released an EP followed by two full length albums between 2005 – 2008. Currently featured as the highlighted artist this week on iTunes, Nneka returns with a fourth release, Concrete Jungle now available. The album features her popular hit “The Uncomfortable Truth” with helped bring her to rising eminence.

Nneka got her shot at the music business when she moved to Hamburg, Germany at the age of 19. A run in with popular DJ Farhot gave her the opportunity she needed to record her EP The Uncomfortable Truth. She’s been quoted as naming Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill and others as her music influences. After gaining popularity by touring throughout 2005 – 06 she began laying down tracks for her 2008 album No Longer At Ease. When recently asked what inspired her music, she stated “I get inspired when I take a severe look at the things going on in our world today; especially in my country. How people live, suffer and endure pain, politics and religion, when I see all that man has evoked and created out of self-centeredness and devotion to material things.”

You can catch a performance by Nneka on David Letterman this February 3rd. Below is one of the singles from her latest release.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hmmmm….i think i like
    have you heard of the noisettes??? fav discovery for last yr

    Comment by Derdine — February 13, 2010 @ 4:33 pm | Reply


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