ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #29 Digital 04 THE BEST OF - Page 54

NN EKA: IN THE PRESENT Powerful and uplifting, Nigerian-German singer Nneka’s new album Soul is Heavy carries her hopes and efforts to help shape a collective vision for her country through music. Although the 30-year-old singer describes herself as ‘a troubled soul for life’, her seriousness turns into a mischievous giggle when she asks the studio assistant how to work the aircon. Sandra Pfeifer meets Nneka for an interview in Soho, New York. It’s a sweltering day in July and the office of her record label Decon is melting. Photography: Gregory Chris