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News We Like: Essence.com Spots on Nigerian Singer, Nneka
ESSENCE.com's "New and Next" column spotlights the brightest new talents from around the world we think you should know. This week we highlight Nigerian hip-hop soul singer, Nneka.
Who is Nneka? Dubbed a "hip hop revolutionary," the Nigerian-German singer draws equally from hip-hop beats as she does African pop and reggae. Born to a Nigerian father and German mother, Nneka grew up in both Warri, Nigeria but later moved to Hamburg, Germany, where she would release two critically acclaimed albums. Her latest album Soul is Heavy was recently released in the U.S.
Who she'll remind you of: Her raspy voice and socially conscious songs have earned Nneka comparisons to Lauryn Hill. She names Hill,
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