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Nneka Obata was born on January 6, 1972, in Ibusa, Delta State, Nigeria.

She attended Ighobe College, Benin City, Nigeria

Known professionally as "Nneka", she arrived in the United States November 15, 1997 and has led bands in shows at:

  • The Atrium in Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • The Freight Room in Decatur, Georgia
  • The Martin Luther King Chapel at Morehouse College
  • Emory University and in several local hotels and clubs in Atlanta.

She has also toured extensively with the Golden Touch, a Motown style revue group.

Some Career Highlights:
1996 - 1997
Lead vocalist with several jazz and African Highlife bands in Lagos, Nigeria. In addition to performing four nights weekly in three different Clubs, participated in several shows including television and radio Performances.

Regular club dates included;

  • Pinto’s
  • The Green Lion
  • K’s
  • Atlantic
  • The International Piano Club.

She also performed regularly at The Meridien Hotel.

Lead vocalist - The Difference Jazz Band, Benin City, Nigeria

Lead vocalist - The Vintage Band, Benin City, Nigeria

1991 - 1993
Vocalist with various jazz and African bands in Benin City
Model - Cover Girl, "Hint" Magazine; various calendars

1989 - 1990
Co-Hostess - Beat Wave Music Show, Edo State Broadcasting System, Benin City
Model, "Dressence" Magazine, Nigeria

Nominated Most Promising Female Vocalist, Nigeria, 1997

Her self titled first album "Nneka" was released March 2001 and is available on Pookshah Records.

Nneka sings in English, Edo & Ibo languages and currently resides in Georgia, USA

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