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NNEKA – Concrete Jungle

Nneka- Concrete JungleNNEKA – Concrete Jungle 02/02/2010 Label: Decon Inc

The Nigerian-German hip-hop and soul singer-songwriter’s Nneka Egbuna’s tunes are compiled for her first U.S. release. Concrete Jungle stands as an offering of love, hope and optimism dedicated to the people of Warri & the Niger Delta of Nigeria.This infectious and special record shows the many faces of Nneka featured her smooth lyrical prowess and hip hop influences and then spotlighting equally good R&B soul grooves and gentle pleading songs with world and reggae flavorings on other tracks on this US debut CD.  Nneka has a unique sound nowhere else replicated yet familiar and enjoyable . When you listen to this record you will realize that you have come across something really special.Good music really good music transcends all boundaries and resists categorization while being universally enjoyable and that is what this release is, it compels you to enjoy it with excellent production by DJ Farhot, armed with strong tracks and lyrics “Concrete Jungle” is a showcase for the talents of Nneka and the nourishing and enlightening music that she is spreading across our consciousness.

There are no comparisons to other artists here because it just does not apply to Nneka and these works as they are unique but for those that need a context there are stylistic influences to Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and some others but its more than that.While most of the tracks on this US debut have been released in Nneka’s home country of Africa and thru out much of Europe ,where she has received much acclaim for them, only available as imports till now. We must be thankful here in the states that we have been granted easy access to this wonderful talent . Three of our favorite tracks   “The Uncomfortable Truth ” ,  “Showin’ Love” , “Focus”  and  “God of Mercy” as a fourth.

Today Nneka divides her time between homes in Lagos and Hamburg, Germany.

Video: Focus -Nneka Live

Video: The Uncomfortable Truth – Nneka

Video: Who is Nneka?

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One Response to “NNEKA – Concrete Jungle”

  1. Johanna says:

    I love Nneka thank you for putting this up.

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