In the past months, CP-Africa has paid special homage to Nneka. Indeed she has done the African continent proud. Riding off the fantastic publicity after her feature on the Letterman show among others, it looks like there is no stopping her.
Currently, she is on tour with super star rapper, Nas and Jamaican reggae artist, Damian Marley on the Distant Relatives Tour and has been opening for both stars at prime concert venues across the United States.
Yet what makes Nneka so reminiscent of Afro-beat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is not in her global star power, but in her affinity with socially conscious themes. From her recent song, Viva Africa to songs off of her Concrete Jungle album such as “Africans,” it is clear the Nigerian born singer has a uniquely Pan-African message that she seeks to share with the world. Her choice as the opening act for the Distant Relatives Tour is not coincidental. With collaborations between Marley and Nas such as “Africa Must Wake Up,” Nneka was the natural choice for such a well timed and activism themed tour.
Like Fela, Nneka’s demeanor is unconventionally delicious. She draws her audience and indeed the world in with her love for real talk. She carries on like “she doesn’t give a s*it” and will say what she must. In this era where Africa seeks to find and re-connect with her inner giant, Nneka appears to be the heir apparent to the throne of emancipation. We love her.
Peep this:——->Nneka in the footsteps of Fela (The Wall Street Journal)