Nneka (pronounced nu-nay-kuh) is a worldwide artist. Literally. The singer was born in Nigeria, educated in Germany, and has toured extensively in America.Her music has gained notice, especially in Europe. Nneka has toured and recorded with many prominent musicians, like Nas and Damien Marley. Hear the unique music of Nneka while she promotes her latest album Soul is Heavy this spring.
Nneka Egbuna’s music is a mix of Afro-beat, hip-hop, and soul music. Her heartfelt lyrics about her native Nigeria has earned her comparisons to a legendary African artist, Fela Kuti. Her honest lyrics about the corruption in the country is also mixed with a pride about the people and natural beauty of Nigeria. Nneka’s latest single, “My Home” is a plaintive plea for equal treatment of workers in the diamond mines of Nigeria. Though the song is political, it also has a personal quality that makes the song relatable and emotional. As she herself said, ” “I do it in a sweet way – but I sing to speak the truth.”
The Double Door is an ideal venue to hear emerging artists like Nneka. The Wicker Park lounge is small, but intimate. The capacity is 500 and is in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Chicago. Grab a drink during the show or eat at new eateries like Native Foods before the show. Catch Nneka for a fun night of world music right in Chicago.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9 p.m.
The Double Door
1572 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
TICKETS: Purchase tickets online: $12 – $15
Age 21 and over show