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MP3: Nneka – “My Home” (Coki of Digital Mystikz Remix)

It’s been over two years since Nigerian-German songstress, Nneka, has toured the United States, and with the upcoming release of her third album, Soul Is Heavy, she’s more than ready to return.

Nneka has also just released the Coki (Digital Mystikz) remix of “My Home” (premiered on Fader) which offers listeners a lively rendition of the heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals derived from the original track. Nneka explains the song as the realization that “there is no peace on Earth until you accept that both bad and good are part of life.”

Encompassing a combination of hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop, Nneka’s album Soul Is Heavy is a raw and honest window into her beliefs of love, pain, politics and God. The album will be released on February 28th on Yo Mama’s Recordings/Decon.

Listen/download: Nneka – “My Home” (Coki of Digital Mystikz Remix)

Nneka Tour Dates

  • 3/6: Vancouver @ The Biltmore Cabaret
  • 3/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • 3/8: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • 3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
  • 3/11: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
  • 3/13 – 3/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 3/18: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock
  • 3/21: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
  • 3/23: Toronto @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club “Canadian Music Week”
  • 3/24: Montreal @ Cabaret du Mile End
  • 3/26: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
  • 3/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
  • 3/28: Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
  • 3/29: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
  • 3/31: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

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Upcoming: US Album Debut

The Uncomfortable Truth

With two albums out since 2007, Nneka is already an established singer, songwriter and rapper…in the UK. But, this powerful woman with roots in Nigeria and Germany is ready for the States to hear her roar.

Nneka has been compared to Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Lauryn Hill. She’s played with The Roots, and toured with Lenny Kravitz. Her US album debut, Concrete Jungle, is set for release February 2, 2010. The album is full of soulful, meaningful and catchy songs that can’t be ignored. Her voice is “located between a place of yearning and rage.” Nneka addresses important issues through her music, and still manages to keep her audience entertained. To me, she’s the breakthrough voice we need for the new generation.

Her first released single from Concrete Jungle is “The Uncomfortable Truth.” Have a listen, you might hear something you didn’t expect and have a new favorite female vocalist.

MP3: The Uncomfortable Truth

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