Daily Dose Pick: Nneka


Garnering comparisons to the likes of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, international star Nneka is ready to make her mark on the US.

Making music that blends soul, hip-hop, and global grooves with a positive political message, Nneka bridges the divide between her homeland of Warri, Nigeria and her adopted home of Hamburg, Germany. The striking singer/songwriter has two albums under her belt overseas, and makes her US debut this week with a four-song EP, The Uncomfortable Truth.

In support of the release, Nneka is doing a brief US tour this month, including dates in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It’s followed in early 2010 by Nneka’s first stateside LP, Concrete Jungle, featuring a selection of tracks from both her international releases.

Visit Nneka on MySpace, sign up for her newsletter, buy the EP

, and download the title track for free.