“Nneka’s fourth album is multinational and genre-hopping.” —The New York Times

“As she has throughout her career, the singer-songwriter traverses genres, accentuating reggae and Afrobeat, while seeking meaning amid chaos and injustice.” —The Boston Globe

“Nneka has distinguished herself not only as a talented musician, but also as a symbol of perseverance and empowerment.”—NPR Music’s “World Café”

“Invigorating, innovative and powerful.”—The Independent

“…an undeniable spiritual essence…”—Rolling Stone

“Sooner or later, we’ll all be won over by Nneka's extraordinary music.”—Sunday Times

“A veritable fortress of challenging modern soul...” —MOJO 

“Nneka dips into multiple genres—reggae, Afrobeat, hip-hop [and] Erykah Badu-influenced neo-soul.” —The Guardian

Nneka’s forthcoming studio album My Fairy Tales is now available as an exclusive full album stream via The New York Times’ “Press Play” HERE. The New York Times says, “Nneka's fourth album is multinational and genre-hopping.” My Fairy Tales is out worldwide May 26 on Bushqueen Music. To celebrate the release, the German-Nigerian soul singer/songwriter and actress will play shows at intimate venues nationwide beginning June 2. Tickets for select shows are on sale now. Please see full track listing and tour dates below.

My Fairy Tales was recorded and produced in France, Denmark and Nigeria while Nneka was living in Paris. It was produced by Mounir Maarouf, the Danish Silver Bullit team and The Slag. With this album, Nneka sought to tackle subjects related to the politics of her birthplace and her own personal voyage of discovery. “My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” she says. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.” The new LP is Nneka’s fourth full-length release following 2011’s Soul Is Heavy.

Hailing from the Delta region of Nigeria, Nneka Lucia Egbuna moved to Germany when she was 19, where she honed her craft as a singer-songwriter. She released her first album, Victim of Truth, in 2005. Her single “Heartbeat,” from her second release No Longer At Ease (2008), scored a U.K. Top 20 hit on the UK sales charts in 2009. Nneka has performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and has shared stages with The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Nas and Damian Marley. She won a MOBO (Music of Black Origin) for Best African Act in 2009 and recorded the tribute song “Viva Africa” for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The following year she released Soul Is Heavy (2011) and appeared on BET's 106 & Park. In 2012, Nneka co-founded the charity The Rope Foundation, which serves as a platform for young adults to express themselves through art. Nneka also serves as the Arts Ambassador for the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) in Ghana.

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Erika Santucci or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


June 2 /// Seattle, WA /// Nectar
June 4 /// Oakland, CA /// The New Parish
June 5 /// Oakland, CA /// The New Parish
June 7 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Troubadour
June 10 /// Denver, CO /// Lost Lake
June 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// Duck Room
June 14 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
June 16 /// Toronto, ON /// Tattoo
June 19 /// Boston, MA /// TT The Bear’s
June 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Milkboy
June 21 /// Washington, DC /// Jammin Java
June 23 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge


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2. Babylon
3. My Love, My Love
4. Love Reprise
5. Local Champion
6. Surprise
7. Pray For You
8. Book Of Job
9. In Me