Editors' pick

Nneka and See-I

World
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Editorial Review

Nneka has been compared to Lauryn Hill at the height of her powers, and she's received a hearty co-sign from Lenny Kravitz. But rather than flaunting her accolades, the Nigerian artist focuses on articulating the ills of the world through song. Growing up in the Niger delta fueled her drive to sing for those with no voice, and her time in her mother's homeland of Germany connected her to a musical team and appreciative audiences that helped her career soar. ESL Music's See-I sets the stage with roots reggae before Nneka's introduction to Washington's eyes and ears.

-- Rhome Anderson (Nov. 2009)