{February 26, 2010}   African Treasures

Hello world, This is my first blogpost and I want to kick it off with some special people, music and fashion that I quite literally stumbled upon. Their talent is amazing and even more so because they are from the motherland. I’m biased and proudly so. (Insert smiley face)

Her name is Nneka and she’s from Nigeria. She is Nigerian-German and spent the first 18 years of her life in Nigeria. Her nigerian identity is important to her and a number of her songs focus on political and social themes. Her music is very conscious with touches of Amel Larrieux, Lauryn and the big man Bob Marley.Her style uniquely hers and the distinctive smoky voice leaves a beautiful stamp in your soul. Her debut album was called Victim of Truth was released in 2005 and is definately worth a listen. Her second album was released in 2008 titled No Longer at Ease after a book by the same name by Chinua Achebe. Her 2010 album is set to be released later in the year and it is titled Concrete Jungle. The video below is called Heartbeat off the album No Longer at ease

My next favourite is Asa, She’s more famous for the song Jailer but I love Fire on the mountain more. Enjoy.


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