Soul Is Heavy, the third full-length from Nneka, builds on the Nigerian chanteuse’s blend of hip-hop beats, Lauryn Hill-esque croons and an unmistakably Naija feel. We’ve been covering this release for a minute now — from our own Okayafrica TV piece with Nneka, to vibing on her stellar Lagos-street clip for “My Home” and her collaboration tracks with Black Thought and Ms. Dynamite.

Nneka’s Soul Is Heavy LP is (finally) out now and avaiable for purchase in the US. In its promotion, Nneka will be embarking on a North American tour with Sierra Leone’s premiere hip-hop bandits Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew. Grab the album over at iTunes/Amazon and check out the full tour dates below.

In addition, Okayafrica is giving away 2 tickets to the tour’s stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Philly. Enter our contest below!


Nneka North American Tour Dates
Tue 6-Mar Vancouver, BC Biltmore
*Wed 7-Mar Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
*Thu 8-Mar Portland, OR Doug Fir
*Sat 10-Mar San Francisco, CA Red Devil Lounge
*Sun 11-Mar Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Tue 13-17Mar SXSW, Austin, TX
Sun 18-Mar Houston, TX HOB Bronze Peacock
Wed 21-Mar Chicago, IL Double Door
Fri 23-Mar Toronto, ON Canadian Music Week – Mod
Sat 24-Mar Montreal, QC Cab Mile End
*Mon 26-Mar Boston, MA TT The Bears
*Tue 27-Mar New York, NY Gramercy
*Wed 28-Mar Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
*Thu 29-Mar Vienna, VA Jammin Java
*Sat 31-Mar Atlanta, GA Vinyl
*w/ Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew


3 Replies to "Nneka ‘Soul Is Heavy’ + Tour w/ Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew + Contest"
March 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Just a heads up that the contest entry form for the SF show has the date as San Franciso (3/7), which is a Wednesday, but the show is on Saturday 3/10 :).

Thanks for all that you do!

    killakam says:
    March 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for the heads up we’re fixing it now!

Eva says:
March 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

What is the venue for the SXSW performances?

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