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Nneka Shares 'My Fairy Tales' Tracklist + North American Summer Tour Dates

Nigerian soul songstress Nneka announces the tracklist to her forthcoming 'My Fairy Tales' LP, plus North American tour dates.


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Nigerian-German soul songstress Nneka has shared the tracklist for her upcoming full-length My Fairy Tales and confirmed her North American summer tour dates in support of the LP. The singer's forthcoming 9-track album, recorded across France, Denmark, and Nigeria, was produced by Mounir Maarouf, the Danish Silver Bullit team and The Slag. It'll deal with themes related the politics of her birthplace and her own personal voyage of discovery, a press statement reveals.

My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” Nneka explains. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.” My Fairy Tales will feature the previously shared singles "Book of Job" and "My Love, My Love," which Nneka also recently performed live for BBC.

Check out Nneka's full North American tour dates and view the tracklist for My Fairy Tales, out May 26 on Bushqueen Music, below. In the meantime, revisit Nneka's music video for "My Love, My Love."

My Fairy Tales Tracklist

1. Believe System

2. Babylon

3. My Love, My Love

4. Love Reprise

5. Local Champion

6. Surprise

7. Pray For You

8. Book Of Job

9. In Me

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 TBD

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