Nneka's New Album 'My Fairy Tales' Is Streaming In Its Entirety

Nneka's 'My Fairy Tales' is now streaming via The New York Times 'Press Play,' catch her on a North American tour from June 2 to June 23.

Nneka's upcoming solo album My Fairy Tales is now available for full streaming through The New York Times' Press Play. The singer-songwriter's fourth full-length release since 2011's Soul Is Heavy has been described by NYT as "multinational and genre-hopping," with Nneka dipping her hands into reggae, afrobeat, hip-hop and neo-soul across 9 tracks.

In a previous statement to the press, it was revealed that the new LP explores the lives and struggles of Africans in the diaspora with reflection on the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude. My Fairy Tales was recorded in three different locations (France, Nigeria and Denmark) and will be officially released worldwide May 26 on Bushqueen Music. The tracklist for the album includes the previously released singles “Book of Job” and “My Love, My Love,”, for which she shared an intimate music video creatively shot on a handheld video camera.

In support and celebration of her latest release, Nneka will embark on a North American tour beginning June 2 at Seattle's Nectar Lounge and wrapping up in New York at Mercury Lounge on June 23. Full tour dates for the German-Nigerian soul songstress are listed below. Listen to the full stream of Nneka's My Fairy Tales via the New York Times' Press Play below.

>>>Stream Nneka's My Fairy Tales In Its Entirety via The New York Times

Nneka North American Tour Dates

June 2 Seattle, WA Nectar

June 4 Oakland, CA The New Parish

June 5 Oakland, CA The New Parish

June 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

June 10 Denver, CO Lost Lake

June 13 St. Louis, MO Duck Room

June 14 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

June 16 Toronto, ON Tattoo

June 19 Boston, MA TT The Bear’s

June 20 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy

June 21 Washington, DC Jammin Java

June 23 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video)

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