Nneka Lucia Egbuna is a Nigerian hip hop/soul singer, songwriter and actress; so says her Wikipedia page.
Nneka is one of the most inspirational soul singers I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Every lyric she lets pass through her lips is full of pure emotion. She is definitely a treat to take in.
Last night at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, I watched in awe as she worked through her set. She was energetic and powerful, but still raw and vulnerable.
The fact that the venue was only half full, was good and bad. I mean it was good because it gave those in attendance more freedom to traverse the stage front to get varying viewing angles, but it was bad because it just should have been sold out. For those of you that don’t know here music, you need to go onto whatever service you use and check her out.
For me, I completely fell in love with her soulful sound when I heard Heartbeat back in 2010. I immediately delved into her catalogue and wanted to hear everything she had put forth. Since then she constantly finds a way to brighten my day, by sneaking herself into my ever shifting playlists.
Nneka is unique, and you need to listen to her.