Nneka Egbuna born December 24, 1981 is a Nigerian German singer songwriter. She works and lives in Germany.
Nneka Lucia Egbuna is an award-winning Nigerian singer based in Germany. Born to Nigerian father and German mother, Nneka, who relocated to Germany in 2003, after her basic education in Nigeria . Born and raised in Nigeria, Nneka is deeply influenced by her roots. The political and social states of her home country are often prevalent in her music and live performances. It is this message of awareness, hope and love that made her a perfect fit for a collaboration with Nas and Damian Marley, both legendary artists and personal influences of Nneka’s. “With this tour,” Nneka explains, “we represent the fact that we are all connected to one another, all part of one entity and one source – which is love.”
The tour extends Nneka’s highly successful introduction to the United States, having been heralded by the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone, and Billboard, among others as the next “it” artist of 2010. Her stunning performance of “Heartbeat” on the Late Show with David Letterman left fans enthralled, and Perez Hilton has proclaimed her music to be “a gift to the world.” More recently, the critical acclaim piqued the interest of national retailer Whole Foods, who is now carrying her album as part of their “Artist Discovery”program.
What makes Nneka’s type of music unique in the Diaspora is with blending of her native Igbo language with English language – projecting a positive image for Nigeria abroad and this style has been widely accepted by her fans.