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Nneka Stars in Nigerian Filmmaker’s “Relentless”

Nneka Stars in Nigerian Filmmaker’s “Relentless”

The Soulful Singer Hits The Big Screen

By Garrett Houghton | April 12, 2012

Nneka is more than your average artist, she’s a triple threat: singer, songwriter, and now, actress. As the star in Andy Amadi Okoroafor’s Nigerian film Relentless — a soldier’s tale about isolation and self-discovery in the restless city of Lagos — the German-Nigerian legend is lending her talent to yet another project to bring awareness to her roots in West Africa.

The film is included in New York’s African Film Festival held at The Lincoln Center from April 11 – 17, with the acclaimed film premiering in the US on Friday the 13th (barring bad luck). Get tickets for the event, which will feature a live dance performance and Q&A with the director, at the Lincoln Center Film Society’s website.

Watch BANTU feat. Nneka in the video for “I Am Waiting,” a soulful tune from the film’s soundtrack.

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