she’s nneka and she’s her own, but i can’t help but think manu chao + africa + erykah + lauryn + bob + fela + 2010 + hiphop when i listen to her music. power. she’s pure heart.
get the mixtape she did w/ j.period for free. listen to her on kpfa. watch her on hardknock.tv (love this interview). i do find NYT’s jon pareles‘ point about her not using afrobeat in the album as interesting. glad she’s doing it her way!