The daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Nneka portrays the essence of real, emotive music. Growing up the plains of Nigeria, Nneka soaked the rhythms and harmonies of the region and channels it into her music. A balanced combination of reggae grooves, Afropop and hip hop beats, Nneka has performed over 150 shows for over 500,000 people since the release of her last album, Concrete Jungle.
Soul is Heavy, set to be released on February 28, 2012, is Nneka’s third and newest album from the award winning Afro-German songwriter. Nneka’s writing denotes hope and optimism through the tough realities of the 21st century. Taking influences from African-pop, her third album depicts the four pillars of love, pain, politics, and God. Soul is Heavy is a confirmation to Nneka’s strength and talent as a black-conscious songwriter and entertainer.
Check out Nneka’s official video for “My Home,” the first single from Soul is Heavy.