Break Nneka

Nigeria-born and Germany-based, Nneka has released two top-notch albums on the Yo Mama’s label that have ¬†elicited comparisons to Massive Attack, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lauryn Hill.

We were lucky enough to catch her playing unplugged on Lagos’ Victoria Island last week, and while it was a low-key gig and she readily admitted that she’s far better at letting her music do the talking, she was stunning.

Nneka has deservedly been nominated for three Channel O MVAs in 2009 (produced by Don’t Look Down) for the super video (shot on the streets of Lagos) for the superb track ‘Heartbeat’ – and she deserves to beat the competition, so go vote for her!