Born and raised around the Delta region of Nigeria, Nneka Lucia Egbuna moved to Germany at the age of 19 to study Anthropology at Hamburg University. It was during her student years that Nneka honed her craft as a singer-songwriter. “I financed my studies in Germany by playing gigs on the underground scene,” says Nneka. “I've always written from a very young age. I used to just write down my thoughts and experiences and lots of prayers.” Her career was boosted when she supported Sean Paul headlining Hamburg show.
Her politically charged lyrics swiftly established her as one of Africa's most powerful voices. Nneka's lyrics examine a myriad of social issues, including maternal love, heartbreak and the quest for justice. Working tirelessly over the last decade, Nneka has released 3 previous albums – Victim of Truth, No Longer At Ease and Soul Is Heavy. Her single Heartbeat  scored her a UK Top 20 hit. At Prague she will present her new, fourth album called My Fairy tales.
Nneka's passionate sense of social consciousness also led her to co-found a charity called The Rope Foundation with Sierra Leonean MC Ahmed Nyeie [aka Genda] that serves as a platform for young men and women to express themselves through art. Their most recent workshop focused on working with sexually abused women in Sierra Leone. Nneka also serves as the Arts Ambassador for the African Women Development Fund [AWDF] in Ghana.
My Fairy Tales, Nneka's fourth album was born while she was studying French and living in Paris. It was recorded and produced in France, Denmark and Nigeria and it is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face - focusing on the importance of being responsible towards children as well as the significance of culture, education and identity values.
Nneka - Heartbeat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivg3J3h5Ps
Nneka - Africans - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKK3D0H9fWo
Nneka - Restless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhTa48nd-jY
Nneka - Book of Job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o13RCkeoaQA
Nneka - Viva Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vMXe1zsHFQ