Nneka Nominated for the 5th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards

Nneka nominated in two categories at the 5th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards

Fresh off the Distant Relatives tour with Damian Marley and NaS, Nneka has been one of our favorite artists of the year. With a strong showing on Concrete Jungle and a live performance reminiscent of Lauryn Hill, Nneka has just been nominated in two categories (Indigenous Artist of the Year and Best Soul/Neo Soul Act of the Year) at the 5th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards. Vote for her before September 18th over at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards website.

See her live at the Highline Ballroom on August 2nd, with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew. Rumor has it Bajah + DEC and Nneka might even have a song together coming out in September. For more Nneka check out her video for "Africans" above.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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