Nneka’s U.S. Run

Bringing her soul-stylings to the U.S. and Canada, German Nigerian singer/actress Nneka launches her club tour in Seattle in early June.  Wrapping in New York at the end of the month, stops in between include Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Toronto and Philadelphia.

Nneka will be supporting her fourth studio album, My Fairy Tales, set for 26 release on May 26 on Bushqueen Music.  You can see the songstress’s recent appearance on the BBC where she talked about the album and performed My Love, My Love, via this link.

Recorded in Paris while Nneka was living in The City of Light, the disc was produced by Mounir Maarouf, the Danish Silver Bullit team and The Slag.

Photo: Hugues Lawson-Body

My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” Nneka said.  “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.”

Nneka’s multi-national history begins in the Delta region of her Nigerian homeland.  Having moved to Germany when she was 19, Nneka released her first album, Victim Of Truth in 2005.  Nneka co-founded The Rope Foundation charity, which enables young people to express themselves through art.  The singer also serves as the arts ambassador for the African Women Development Fund in Ghana.

Here’s the tour:

June 2 – Seattle, Wash., Nectar Lounge
June 4 – Oakland, Calif., The New Parish
June 5 – Oakland, Calif., The New Parish
June 7 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour
June 10 – Denver, Colo., Lost Lake
June 13 – St. Louis, Mo., Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 14 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall
June 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Tattoo Queen West
June 19 – Cambridge, Mass., T.T. The Bear’s
June 20 – Philadelphia, Pa., MilkBoy
June 21 – Vienna, Va., Jammin’ Java 
June 23 – New York, N.Y., TBA

Some shows go on sale this week. Visit Nneka’s Facebook page for more information.