Having opened for artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill, it’s easy to understand why all eyes (and ears) are on Nigerian born singer/songwriter Nneka. The Afro-German warrior princess—whose music has been described as 21st century soul music with an Afrobeat influence—has toured with The Roots and her hit single “Heartbeat” was sampled by Drake. Nneka dedicated her third album (and first U.S. release) Concrete Jungle, to the people of Warri, Nigeria, and the Niger Delta. 

Nneka - Heartbeat

Music video by Nneka performing Heartbeat. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 208,875. (C) 2008 Yo Mama's Recording Company/A unit of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (GERMANY) GmbH