Concrete Jungle

Nneka

CONCRETE JUNGLE

Pop music is a here today, gone tomorrow world. A starburst of YouTube notoriety and then oblivion. Or at least it is for most.

But when your journey has been as long and extraordinary as Nneka’s when you’ve travelled 10,000 miles and are still only just starting out – then instant celebrity is the last thing on your mind.

When your heart is as big as your Afro, when your talents stretch from teardrop soul-singing to freestyle rapping to a first-class degree from a top Continental university, when you¹ve got so much to say about so much, then you are in it for the long haul.

Every year since her musical career took off in 2005, this Afro-German warrior princess has built on her successes, stretched her muscles, and widened her range. Her debut album Victim of Truth (released in the UK in 2007), an inspirational mix of hot loops, black consciousness and 21st-century soul music – was garlanded with praise by the British media. “As good as The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” said UK’s The Sunday Times.

But this time around there¹s more of the best ingredient Nneka herself. Her first US release, Concrete Jungle is a collection of songs that put the singer/songwriter at the forefront. This album is an offering of love, hope and optimism dedicated to the people of Warri & the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Holding it all together is the emotional focus of her beautiful voice, located in a place somewhere between yearning and rage.

“Righteously bold and heartbreakingly fragile.” – SPIN “10 To Watch in 2010 & “Songs You Must Hear Now!”

“Nneka is pure hotness.” – Rolling Stone 2010 Breaking Artist & Hot List

“Feisty, charismatic.” – Time Out New York

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