215Mag.Com Presents Nneka at Johnny Brendas, March 28

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215Mag.Com Presents :: Nneka

Wed, March 28, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm



Nneka Egbuna was born in a Warri, a bustling and thriving metropolis (with a population of over 1 million) in Nigeria in 1981 and used to sing in her school’s and church choir in Nigeria. She says “In my life the only places I really felt secure were and still are in the Music and in the Lord“.

After relocating to Germany she’s been singing “professionally“ for 5 years now. Her influences reflect her younger days in Nigeria as well as her time in the western world as she names famous compatriot Fela Kuti and legend Bob Marley as well as contemporary rappers Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep and Lauryn Hill. After gaining experiences good and bad with several producers and artists, she finally met DJ and Hip Hop Beatmaker, DJ Farhot (Hit Spot Productions) and they are working together for 2 years now. Before that she started hanging out with artists such as „Maskoe“ and „The Chosen Few Crew“ (Short Lord, Sensai Miyagie, Antonio, Seven 30 a.o.) and recorded songs with them. Subsequently they became her posse.

Musically her songs range from deep soulful ballads like her „Confession“ tune to modern reinventions of the UK sound, that „Massive Attack“ once was popular for („Changes“) to funk-driven Hip Hop tracks („Stand Strong“). Even though she sings more than raps, she claims Hip Hop as her primary musical roots and an important source of her inspiration. You can call it Hip-hop Soul, if you want to, but as most artist, Nneka doesn’t like labels.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125