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Nneka Biography

Hailing from the Delta region of Nigeria, Nneka Lucia Egbuna moved to Germany when she was 19, where she honed her craft as a singer-songwriter. She released her first album, Victim of Truth, in 2005. Her single “Heartbeat,” from her second release No Longer At Ease (2008), scored a Top 20 hit on the U.K. sales charts in 2009. Nneka has performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and has shared stages with The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Nas and Damian Marley. She won a MOBO (Music of Black Origin) for Best African Act in 2009 and recorded the tribute song “Viva Africa” for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The following year she released Soul Is Heavy (2011) and appeared on BET’s 106 & Park. In 2012, Nneka co-founded the charity The Rope Foundation, which serves as a platform for young adults to express themselves through art. Nneka also serves as the Arts Ambassador for the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) in Ghana.

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