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We Love, We Love Nneka: The Nigerian Singer-Songwriter Returns To NYC [Gallery]

Nigerian-German songstress Nneka hosted a packed show at Mercury Lounge, browse through photographer Craig Carpenter's photo gallery.

Nigerian-German songstress Nneka returned to New York City this week as a stop on her North American tour in support of her latest LP My Fairy Tales. The singer-songwriter hosted a packed show at Mercury Lounge where she serenaded the crowd with album highlights like "My Love, My Love" and older staples. Photographer Craig Carpenter was present to capture the night's sights for Okayafrica. Scroll through our photo gallery from Nneka’s show at NYC's Mercury Lounge above.


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