Nigerian Soul and Hip-Hop Star Nneka Won't Be Playing Small Venues for Long
Nneka (who will make a stop at Lost Lake Lounge tonight) may be one of the most famous international artists who is
Egbuna's natural curiosity and ambition lead her to the release of her debut EP, 2005's The
Nneka's latest album, 2015's My Fairy Tales, released through Egbuna's own imprint, Bushqueen Music, is rich not just in its vivid storytelling but also in its musical diversity, blending Highlife, hip-hop, R&B, classical music, traditional African music and pop. Egbuna's gift for fusing the spiritual with the
“When I started speaking French, it was amazing what language does with your brain and how you think,” recalls Egbuna. “Because you start seeing images of what you are trying to say. It's very similar in its morphology of the Igbo language or the Yoruba language—the imagery of the language. When I spoke French I started to speak German differently. Then I learned phrases in English and used words that I probably wouldn't have picked up before and I put them together and it worked. It makes the sentences more beautiful, I think. It enriches the expression.”
Nneka's music is indeed an instantly accessible and diverse experience and you can check out her show tonight at an intimate setting: Lost Lake Lounge. With talented locals like Povi Tamu and Bianca Mikahn opening with their own brand of diverse experimental music, it's sure to be a memorable evening.
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