Nneka was born and raised in Warri, the delta region of Nigeria. At the age of 19, she moved to Germany.Nneka the rebel was
revealed in 2005 during the release of her first album Victim Of Truth, which was crowned by the English press as the heir to Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation.
Following the example of legendary artists such as Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, Nneka draws her inspiration and influences from her personal experiences, cultivating her original voice and the message that is expressed through her music. Her texts, with strong political resonance, lead her to the front of the African musical scene, where she becomes one of her most powerful voices.