October 4, 2012

Who is Nneka?

Вчера в нашем городе прошёл замечательный концерт исполнительницы Nneka. 
Девушка исполняет композиции в стиле хип-хоп и соул. Так же она сама пишет тексты к своим песням на английском и на традиционном языке народа игбо. Он является для Nneka родным. Певица родом из Нигерии. 
Когда я зашла в зал я была немного удивлена тем, насколько разные гости,пришедшие на концерт. Тут были девушки и парни явно сбежавшие из офиса навстречу немного бунтарским песням, другие в юбках в пол и клетчатых рубашках, с дредами на голове раскачивались в такт лирическим мотивам, видимо попав в родную стихию. Третьи просто веселились и не думали ни о чём вокруг. 
А когда она вышла и запела, потом начала говорить, рассказывать о своих путешествиях по миру, что жизнь её теперь идёт в ритме non-stop, знаете, я поверила! Она поёт душой. Такое возможно? Я верила каждому звуку, очень трепетное ощущение!

Увы мой фотоаппарат отказался работать, поэтому эта девушка я надеюсь не будет против, что я взяла у неё фотографии.Ольга Визави
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Yesterday i visited concert Nneka. It was amazing! Sha has strong voice and amazing charisma!
You should hear her!
Nneka Lucia Egbuna (born 24 December 1980) is a Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter. She sings in both Igbo and English.
Since 2003 Nneka has been working closely with the hip hop beatmaker DJ Farhot, a producer living in Hamburg. As a young singer she first gained public attention in 2004 while performing as an opening act for dancehall reggae star Sean Paul at Hamburg Stadtpark. After much acclaim, Nneka was given a green light to record her first album.
After releasing her debut EP 'The Uncomfortable Truth' with the music label Yo Mama's Recording Company, she performed on her first tour with Patrice Bart-Williams in April 2005, playing shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
She finished recording her first album in the autumn of 2005. Entitled 'Victim of Truth', it was released not only in Germany but also in England, France, Netherlands, Nigeria and Japan. Garnering rave reviews from the media, the UK's Sunday Times later declared it “the year’s most criminally overlooked album”, comparing it favourably to 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'.[4]
Following the release of the album, Nneka enjoyed a sustained and successful period of touring, performing at festivals such as Chiemsee Reggae Summer, Haarlem(BevrijdingsPop), Den Haag (Park Pop) and Saint-Brieuc (Art Rock Festival) as well as in respected venues like La Maroquinerie and New Morning in Paris, Tivoli in Utrecht, Paradiso in Amsterdam and Cargo and ULU in London. She has also supported artists such as Femi KutiBilalSeeed, and Gnarls Barkley.
In February 2008 she released her second album, 'No Longer at Ease'. The title of the album is taken from a novel of the same name by Chinua Achebe and reflects the lyrical content of the record. Most of the songs are political, talking about the plight of the Niger Delta and the corruption in Nneka’s homeland. “No Longer at Ease” combines the political and the personal in “a winning mix of soul, hip-hop an reggae”.[5] The lead single from it, 'Heartbeat', became her first song to break into the German Top 50.[6] In September 2009, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number twenty.[7]
The following months saw tours in France, Italy and Portugal, while she also supported Lenny Kravitz on his French tour in April 2009.
Nneka has been nominated in three categories for the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards,[8] and won an award for Best African Act at the 2009 MOBO Awards.
In late 2009, she was chosen as of one Beyond Race Magazine's "50 Emerging Artists," resulting in a spot in the publication's #11 issue (with Bodega Girls and J. Cole on the cover), as well as an exclusive Q&A for the magazine's site.[9]
In November 2009, Nneka staged her first concert tour of the United States where she performed shows in New York City, Vienna (Washington DC), BostonPhiladelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Furthermore she was a special guest on The Roots Jam session. Her first US release Concrete Jungle was set for 2 February 2010.
Her track 'Kangpe' is also featured as a soundtrack on the EA Sports FIFA 2010 video game.
In January 2010, Nneka appeared in Late Show with David Letterman in New York before getting her US tour underway.
In June 2010, she won the reggae category of the Museke Online Africa Music Award 2010 with her hit song, Africans.
She agreed to go on tour with Nas and Damian Marley to help them promote their 'distant relatives' album. She has done a remix of her highly rated track, 'Heartbeat' with Nas which is expected to be made public soon.
She has also agreed to participate in this year's Lilith Fair Concert (2010) where the likes of Tegan & SaraSarah McLachlanKelly ClarksonJill ScottErykah BaduCorinne Bailey RaeMary J. BligeRihanna and others will be performing. She will be performing in Washington, Raleigh and Charlotte (United States). She recorded a song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa called "Viva Africa". It is a tribute to the premier mundial on African soil.
She won the award for best indigenous artist in Nigeria at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010 which was held in New York, U.S.A.

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