New Music: Nneka

by Winston "Stone" Ford


Nneka - The Uncomfortable Truth

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Before The Roots took the stage last Tuesday at New York’s Higline Ballroom (and after some atrocious neo-soul singer I can’t remember the name of), a Nigerian singer came on stage and stole the show. The singer, Nneka, has been gaining buzz in the neo-soul communities for a while, and has already garnered a MOBO award in the UK. She more than held her own dropping her tracks “The Uncomfortable Truth,” and getting an extended ovation with her track “Suffri”. The response for the crowd was so great that she she extended her 3 song time limit and should’ve gone on more in my opinion.

Even though she is Nigerian, her music is steeped in everything from hip-hop, to R&B, to reggae. Her five song EP is simply stellar and is worth a purchace on Amazon and she is also going to be at Jammin Java with See-I this Saturday if you’re in the DMV area.