Nneka: Nigeria's soul superstar is back - and as outspoken as ever

Nneka – Nigeria’s soul superstar is back – and as outspoken as ever

Wrapped up in a long brightly-colored scarf, which does little to contain her free-flowing curly hair, Nneka sits back quietly as she tries to bring to mind her very first memory of music.

"I was a kid," the Nigerian singer finally says, her thoughts traveling back to Warri, the Niger Delta city where she grew up.

“While I was doing my domestic work in the house, sweeping, waking up at 5am in the morning, there was this bird [singing] — and I never forgot the melody,” she continues, breaking a warm smile. “Funny wise, like 25 years later I was in Lagos and I heard the same melody — it was amazing!”

Read more: Nneka: Nigeria's soul superstar is back – and as outspoken as ever – CNN.com.

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