Monday, 12 January 2009
Nneka is a musician who now lives in Hamburg, Germany was born in 1981 in Warri, Nigeria. At age 19 she immigrated to Hamburg, Germany ostensibly to study anthropology.
She hooked up with DJ Farhot, and in 2005 they produced a five-song EP, “The Uncomfortable Truth”, which brought her to the attention of major labels in Europe.
Her second album, “Victim of Truth” got rave reviews from the music press. The songs on the album provide a range of sounds from deep soulful ballads like ‘Confession’ to funky Hip-Hop tracks like ‘Stand Strong’ to ‘Changes’, which is a modern reinvention of the 90s UK soul sound.
The Sunday Times described Victim of Truth as being as good as The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The influential Blues & Soul called her a “Soul queen in the making”, while Touch said “Nneka’s debut album is nearly as cool as her hair-do!”
Nneka’s music is both raw and fresh, she has supported the likes of Femi Kuti, Seeed, Sean Paul and Gnarls Barkley. Nneka is also heavily influenced by the events of the Niger Delta. She is definitely one to watch in the future.