At the age of 19, Nneka left Nigeria for Hamburg University, where she studied anthropology even as her musical career was building steam. With its marriage of timeless grooves, contemporary technology, and 21st century black consciousness, her 2005 debut "Victim Of Truth" was lauded by the British press. "As good as The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," trumpeted The Sunday Times. Its 2008 follow-up, "No Longer At Ease," so impressed Lenny Kravitz that he tapped her to accompany him on tour. In 2010, selections from both albums were compiled for her US debut, "Concrete Jungle," which showed North America what the rest of the world already knew: Nneka is a remarkable talent.
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