Born in Nigeria, Nneka relocated some 10,000 miles to Hamburg, Germany, at the age of nineteen to pursue a career in singing along side a degree in Anthropology. Having landed in the German port, the singer hooked up with DJ and Hip-Hop beatmaker DJ Farhot and ever since, their strong musical relationship has been the backbone of Nneka’s success. Her influences reflect her younger days in Nigeria as well as her time in the Western world. The distance she has travels shines through in her voice as does her diverse musical influences. She cites famous compatriot Fela Kuti and legend Bob Marley as well as contemporary rappers Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Mobb Deep as key influences in her pursuit of musical recognition.
We here in Toronto are fortunate enough to have Nnenka making her one Canadian stop on her North American tour at the Elmo, next Tuesday August 10th, 2010. As usual, doors are at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm.
We are giving away two free tickets to the show, and all you have to do is leave a comment with your name and email, so that I can get in touch with the winner. I’ll be in touch with the winner on Sunday evening!
Edit: just a quick clarification – entering your email in to the email field is sufficient. No need to make your email public 🙂[audio:Nnenka – Heartbeat (Chase and Status Remix).mp3]