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Poll: Which do you prefer?Nneka: 51% (17 votes)
Asa: 48% (16 votes)
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|Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 7:29pm On Feb 06, 2010|
Both of them play the same type of music. Nneka recently released the concrete jungle with anticipated success like asa's first album albeit getting more media coverage. Both of them are eccentric and very African ladies. Who do we prefer between them?
Nneka performing in Philadelphia USA
Asa performing Fire on mountain
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by nacom2(f): 9:34pm On Feb 06, 2010|
My brother,you are always everywhere on NL, hmmm or are you Seun under another screen name ? You seem to have time oh !
Any way back to your question, they are both ok. No need to start asking who is better.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by bgees(m): 10:29pm On Feb 06, 2010|
Nneka. she sounds more original.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by THEAMAKA(f): 12:54am On Feb 07, 2010|
I LOVE NNEKA!!!
Asa is cool but i never really feel her music the way i feel Nneka's
so my vote: Nneka.
my favorite songs by her are:
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by semid4lyfe(m): 1:01am On Feb 07, 2010|
Nneka is wack jare. . . .she looks and talks like some1 on crack. Give me my Asa anytime anyday.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by oyinda3(f): 1:04am On Feb 07, 2010|
I prefer ASA
i'm currently playing Bibanke by Asa
i'm not a big fan of Nneka. I've only heard the song "Africa excuses" or something like that and i hated the lyrics. they don't relate to the average person living in the country n i found it a bit disturbing.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 4:45am On Feb 07, 2010|
oyinda.:That song is cool. What is disturbing about the lyrics?. You don't like the truth about Nigerian condition and stop blaimng the west for your problems?
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by THEAMAKA(f): 4:46am On Feb 07, 2010|
[size=20pt]I LOVE THAT SONG!!![/size]
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by CHAIRMAN1(m): 5:00am On Feb 07, 2010|
Who is Asa?
Nneka is the Bomb!
Has Asa been on the David Letterman's show b4?
Asa is just like Nice; good debut albums, let's c her 2nd effort.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by CHAIRMAN1(m): 5:02am On Feb 07, 2010|
Who the hell is Asa?
Has Asa been on the David Letterman's show b4?
She's just a one album wonder(like Nice).
Let's c her 2nd effort.
Nneka you are ze bomb jare
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by shilling(f): 5:06am On Feb 07, 2010|
Oh my gosh, I can't stop laughing. I thought it was only me that noticed that she was talking quite weird in this video. Nways, I still love her, love Asa too, but Nneka rocks more to me. Can't bliv that chic is 28.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 5:37am On Feb 07, 2010|
She is very philosophical. For sure, musicians like her rarely make a lot of money from music. Glorifying and selling se/x is what gives money in entertainment. Look at Erykah Badu, Common, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli etc. She is not on any drugs, that's just how they normally talk. They always come weird. Asa is more of a hip reggae musician and not very spiritual like Nneka who is more into neo-soul. Asa has more chances of making bigger breakthroughs if she releases more secular albums but Nneka does not sound like somebody who will do that. Her message is the last thing people love to hear. The inconvenient truth.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by shilling(f): 5:42am On Feb 07, 2010|
That's really true.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by oyinda3(f): 6:31am On Feb 07, 2010|
most common place nigerians (rightfully) blame politicians for their problems. they don't blame the west!! i'm sure if oyinbo came to naija today they will even all be fawning and worshiping his/her sight not throwing stones. most nigerians living in nigeria hardly even use the word "racism" in their vocabularies. I personally had to come to america to find out the meaning of racism. it doesn't exist much in nigeria. so what does she mean by "it's so comfortable to say racism is the cause" is she speaking to AAs or Nigerians?
and also, how many "blame the west" topics have you seen here on nairaland vs blame obasanjo, yaradua and co. get what i mean? so yeah maybe her song will apply to AAs in america but not the average nigerian most who probably prefer colonizers/ the west over the politicians we currently have in power now anyways!!
so, her lyrics and the setting of her video doesn't match. and it feels disturbing to me that she is blaming the victims (the commoners she used in her video) ie let's blame ourselves. etc
she even refers to the west as "our colonial fathers " in a very patronizing way.
apparently, according to her, we are "abusing" britain. and we should stop that. lol
anyways, i hope i have explained myself. and of course that's my own opinion and interpretation. each to his/ her own.
that was the first song I heard of her and it was so confusing to me I had to look up the lyrics to make sure I heard her correctly.lol
i'm sure her other songs make sense though. i hope.
Asa on the other hand, I can relate to her lyrics. fire on the mountain refers to widespead violence in nigeria, her song Mr Jailer refers to the nigerian govt.
just like Fela's music that refer to the govt and the international organizations, religious and ethnic strife, nigerian corrupt and complacent culture -good or bad etc
now those are lyrics the average nigerian can relate to.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by rockyfela(m): 10:20am On Feb 07, 2010|
@ Oyinda she is not only speaking to Nigerians but to all blacks, she is going universal which is very good. She is the best export of naija music we have now. I love Asa a lot, They both are awesome, but right now is Nneka's time to shine. Listen to Heartbeat, Kangpe, sufri, focus. Awesome tracks. She can sing, rap and she remains true to her culture and people.
Even FIFA recognized her sound. she performed on Letterman's show. she has a good promotion team behind her. She just released her album so lets support her and give her all the buzz she needs.
Asa would soon release her 2nd album and when it comes out We all should in turn support her. IL personally buy her album and sing her praise like i always do.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by tosinaded(m): 10:34am On Feb 07, 2010|
abegi jare ASA stands out jare!!!! Never mention Nneka near Asa again.
ASA is pure class
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by Genuflect(m): 11:39am On Feb 07, 2010|
I love both of em but Nneka appeals to me more. I just love crazy beautiful girls. Plus that her mixtape is crazy. She incorporates Hip-Hop into her music well
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by HJ1(m): 11:44am On Feb 07, 2010|
Genuflect, abeg how do i get a copy of nneka's mixtape!
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by Genuflect(m): 11:59am On Feb 07, 2010|
Go to this site http://www.jperiod.com/nneka/
Or better still just click this link http://www.jperiod.com/upload/nneka/jperiod-nneka-final.zip
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by CHAIRMAN1(m): 12:42pm On Feb 07, 2010|
Aloy Emeka, why are u removing people's posts?
Do you own nairaland. You better take your time! Allow threads to flow
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by eldee(m): 1:50pm On Feb 07, 2010|
First of all . . . Nneka can't really sing, she can't rap, remove her lyrics and she's just any other person.
Go listen to From Africa to You off the No Longer At Ease album, Halfcast and you'll see what I'm saying.
Well . . . that's the same with Bob Marley and Floetry, so it's not that much of a disadvantage.
So talking about vocal abilities, Asa tears her apart.
Now about being original, Nneka does, hiphop and R'n'B, rock and soul . . . she even has dubstep versions of her songs.
She sounds more European than Nigerian. . . she's kinda like using Reggae, rock and hiphop, (all of which appeal more to the West) to deliver her message.
She flops when she tries to sound African . . . try Niger Delta off the same album.
Asa on the other hand is more African, her style of music, her lyrics, her look . . .everything.
To her 'yeye' is still the Yoruba word for mother
All in all, I think they are two totally different musicians . . . the only thing they kinda share is the messeage.
I see where you're coming from.
The most special thing about Nneka is her view on issues. . . she's half German and half African, that's like being half Jewish and half Arab.
She sees things in a way that none of us can . . . hence the lyrics that seem to escape from the whole 'fight against the government' thing.
She kinda relates more to the rest of the world than she does to Africans.
Infact, only reason most Nigerians ever claimed her was because she got famous in America.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 7:20pm On Feb 07, 2010|
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 7:22pm On Feb 07, 2010|
When did she get famous in America?. Because she is the first Nigerian musician to appear on David Letterman show abi na wetin?
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by eldee(m): 7:35pm On Feb 07, 2010|
Yeah, it does mean she's achieved relative fame in America compared to other Nigerian artistes.
David Letterman Show, EA Sport's FIFA, the critical acclaim she's got, MOBO Awards . . . she said it herself that no one knew her in Nigeria till she won the MOBOs.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by Genuflect(m): 7:54pm On Feb 07, 2010|
What's your point with all these 'she became famous in Yankee first'? Who cares?
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by THEAMAKA(f): 7:56pm On Feb 07, 2010|
Genuflect:exactly. its simply who do you like better?
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by aloyemeka2: 8:05pm On Feb 07, 2010|
Ok; I think she has a good promoter and Asa should seek for such managers and promoters. There are over 2 billion good musicians in this world. The promotion is what matters, if you are not put out there, nobody will know you. I still love the fact that she is selling herself as Nigerian and not German. Some Naija musicians who achieved international fame either denies their root quickly or refuse to talk about it.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by ofokaofoki: 8:13pm On Feb 07, 2010|
IF U HAVENT BEEN FOLLOWING HIM EVERYWHERE THEN HOW DID U KNOW HE IS EVERYWHERE
ALOY EMEKA, U DON MARRY WIFEY O, LOLZ
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by ofokaofoki: 8:21pm On Feb 07, 2010|
[size=28pt]OYINDA [/size] WHERE HAVE U BEEN.? I MISS U!!!
HAVE U BEEN DELETING PEOPLES POSTS?? WHATS THAT GUYS ALLEGATION ALL ABOUT?? CONFIRM FOR ME,
I DONT LIKE MODS DELETING PEOPLES POST, CONFIRM IT 4 ME 1ST I NEED TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION,
.DID U DELETE ANYBODYS POST BE FAST I HAVE TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by eldee(m): 8:41pm On Feb 07, 2010|
Genuflect:My point was pointed in my first post on this thread.
She's not as good as Asa, the only reason she's been rated higher is because she's the most famous Nigerian artiste out there . . . c'est fini.
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by Genuflect(m): 8:50pm On Feb 07, 2010|
The thread is not about who is rated higher. Rather about who you prefer. C'est fini
|Re: Asa Or Nneka? by eldee(m): 9:01pm On Feb 07, 2010|
And you think people's preference has nothing to do with who they rate higher?? or who they think is better??
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