September 25, 2010

Nneka in August's German Vogue

I am mad late telling you guys this but I’m going to tell ya’ll anyways because I haven’t talked about this brilliant woman on this blog yet. The ever so talented, ever so lovely Nneka was in German Vogue last month and she looked absolutely gorgeous! The dress she was wearing is by a Nigerian designer named Deola Saoge.




I am a huge fan of this woman’s music, she really goes deep into the soul in all of her music which you’ve got to love. Like I said in my last post, a true artist is one that is able to bear their soul in their music and that is exactly what Nneka does. For all of you who don’t know about Nneka, she is a Nigerian/German hip-hop inspired soul singer who grew up in Warri which is in the Delta region of Nigeria. Once she turned 18, she relocated to Hamburg, Germany and pursued a career in singing & Anthropology. Nneka states that her key inspirations in music are Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Mos Def, Talib Kweli & Lauryn Hill. The fact that she looks to such greatly talented artists for inspiration is a telling sign that her music is great as well.


Here are a few of her songs that I love: 

Africans 


Heartbeat 


Walking

16 comments:

  1. Ummm...I am Nigerian and I had never heard of Nneka until reading this :(....but after reading this and googling her I think I should have...I am slacking majorly -_- Thank you so much for sharing this, I love all the 3 songs you shared, especially Africans. Her message is so strong in her music, it's quite impressive!

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  2. Anonymous9/25/2010

    I love your blog! And I love Nneka! Her music is so good.

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  3. Nneka is dope! I have her "No Longer At Ease" album. She is like a combination of Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Bob Marley. She is a revolutionary sister and more people should know about her. She is a cutie pie too!

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  4. iLOVE Nneka! She truly is amazing!!! Have I told you I love your blog Dee??? I do!!!

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  5. @Sade Jaye, lol well I'm glad I was the person who exposed you to her! She really is such a dynamic musician, one of the best out there period. Her music has so much depth, it's so lovely!

    @Anonymous, thank you so much :) I love her too!

    @Jason, "No Longer At Ease" is bloody fantastic! She really is a combination of those 3 and whenever I listen to her music I can hear those influences but then I can also hear her own flair! It's so awesome, she is such a great artist & you are right. a lot more people should know about her! And she is GORGEOUS :)

    @Ms.O, Thank you so much, I'm glad you love it! lol :) And she really is so amazing!!!

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  6. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Good music.

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  7. All of the clips are playing Common/Mos Def...??

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  8. @Anonymous, yes this is definitely good music :)

    @..., yeah there was something wrong with the music player so I just replaced the clips with youtube videos :)

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  9. i love nneka! her music is the best, very meaningful :)

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  10. and her hair is awesome!!!!! lol

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  11. Nneka is Awesome; Dee keep bringing this good good stuff!

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  12. thank you for the comments! And I definitely will ninot :D

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  13. How come I never heard of her being in vogue!!!?!?!?
    I soooo much love her and her music is fantastic!

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  14. She is seriously talented. Thanks for putting me on.

    Cheers,

    kdrsblogs.blogspot.com

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  15. @Lumi, I found out late too lol! But yes, she is a fantastic artist. I absolutely love her :)

    @kdr'S, you are so welcome! I'm glad I was able to introduce you to her!!

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  16. Heartbeat is a big tune!

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