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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.


We love, we love #Nneka live in NYC. @nnekaworld @mercuryloungeny

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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