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Bare Soul Pt.2: Nneka ‘Do You Love Me Now?' (Live Acoustic)

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We caught Nigerian chanteuse Nneka at Cielo in NYC, where she performed an intimate acoustic set of standouts from Soul Is Heavy — grab the album at Decon. Nneka spoke of her relationship to "the system" in Nigeria and living in fear before she launched into a beautiful version of "Do You Love Me Now?" (above). This is the second in a four-part Bare Soul series brought to you by Okayafrica and Decon. Part one, below, is an alluring version of "Shining Star." Nneka is currently on tour with Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew catch them both live on their remaining dates!

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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