Nneka's new single, Stay, is taken from her new album, Soul Is Heavy, which is out early next year on Decon Records. Stay is the third single from the album, following on from My Home and Soul Is Heavy. Nneka is currently embarking on a European tour which will see her play Dingwalls in London.
Nneka was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and a German mother. She relocated to Hamburg at the age of eighteen, where she pursued a singing career while working on a degree in Anthropology. Nneka now divides her time between Nigeria and Germany.
Since her debut album, Victim of Truth, was released in 2005, Nneka has since opened for a number of people, including Sean Paul, Gnarls Barkley and Damian Marley, whose father Bob Marley Nneka cites as an inspiration. Nneka has played 150 concerts and performed in front of almost 500,000 people altogether, including performances at SXSW and Glastonbury.
The full dates of Nneka's European tour are as follows:
08/11/11 - Munich, Muffathalle
10/11/11 - Warsaw, Palladium
11/11/11 - Wroclaw, Eter
12/11/11 - Krakow, Rotunda
22/11/11 - Montpellier, Rockstore
23/11/11 - Nice, Theatre Lino Ventura
24/11/11 - Marseille, Espace Julien
26/11/11 - Caen, Le Cargo
27/11/11 - Amsterdam, Paradiso
28/11/11 - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
29/11/11 - Den Haag, Paard
30/11/11 - London, Dingwalls
02/12/11 - Rouen, LE106
03/12/11 - Bern, Bierhubeli
04/12/11 - Milan, La Salumeria della Musica
05/12/11 - Basel, Kaserne
06/12/11 - Zurich, Kaufleuten
08/12/11 - Vienna, Arena
09/12/11 - Ljublyana, Kino Siska
10/12/11 - Dusseldorf, Zakk
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.