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Nneka ‘Restless’


The ever-evocative Nigerian songstress Nneka sums up a relationship split in her LA-shot video for “Restless.” Experimental dancers mirror a couple’s rupture, while Nneka sings, forlorn, from a chair and splashes paint over the image of a previous love — take out of that what you will. This is the sixth (!) video single off her excellent Soul Is Heavy LP. Watch her previous music videos and see Nneka perform acoustic songs for OKATV.


Bare Soul Pt.4:

Nneka ‘My Home’

(Live Acoustic)

We caught Nigerian chanteuse Nneka at Cielo in NYC, where she performed an intimate acoustic set of standouts from Soul Is Heavy — grab the album at Decon. Nneka closed the show with a beautiful rendering of “My Home” (above). This is the last in a four-part Bare Soul series brought to you by Okayafrica and Decon. Below are her alluring versions of “Shining Star,” “Do You Love Me Now?,” and “Camouflage.”