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Artist Spotlight: Nneka Best

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Nneka (Nuh-Nay-kah) Best is an international recording artist with New Spirit, (known in the States as Agape). In November 2005, Nneka debuted her first solo CD: Higher Than I. She has recorded with Alicia Robey (Alicia Robey and Friends: The Overcomer Project), David P. Stevens (David P. Stevens and Friends: From Thoughts to Action), The Gillian Grannum Project (Perfect Peace), featured soloist for Tim Spady and Inspiration (Songs from My Heart Project), and AGAPE (New Spirit internationally- NewSpirit: Spirituals). Nneka toured South Korea in a Praise & Worship Ensemble in 2005 and tours internationally with AGAPE (New Spirit), performing gospel concerts in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Paris, Rome, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey. In July 2011, Nneka performed an original piece at the Vashawn Mitchell concert in Philadelphia, PA and is the featured background vocalist for Amber Anderson. Nneka is currently working with renowned music producer and musician Donald Robinson and is writing for a new project. She appeared on WHFL-TV, The Truth and

The Life, with Rev. Sherman Best, singing from her debut CD, Higher Than I. She was the featured artist at the Labor Day Community Outreach Picnic in San Angelo, Texas and participated in Widener University’s Take Back the Night Program. Nneka was one of the featured artists in the Summer in Love lunchtime entertainment series at Love Park in Center City Philadelphia in 2008, 2009, and 2011. In the 2008 Love Park series, Nneka sang from her latest CD, Better Than Life.
In 2010 and 2011 Nneka’s production company, Obehi Productions, sponsored a Gospel Summer Jam, an annual venue for artists to showcase their talent and minister to the community. She also appeared on Sing to the King with Minister Ginger Cornwell, a television program that showcases gospel artists and was the featured artist at a 115th church anniversary in October 2011. You can hear Nneka’s music on Philadelphia radio stations WRTI 90.1FM on Sunday mornings 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, on the worldwide web “Expressions” Inspirational Jazz Ensound Radio 8AM EST daily, and WTBC Radio 2PM Central daily. She presently serves as a worship leader for the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, and sings on several ensembles. Nneka is a graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She is currently the director of the Angels of Harmony- Eastern University’s Gospel choir and is the director of the children’s choir at St. Therese Catholic Church.pril 2008. She participated in the We Care Day and Let’s Love Logan Community Festivals in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and was one of the featured artist in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Philadelphia GospelFest Concerts. Nneka ministers in praise and worship services, special services and at a number of outreach events in various churches throughout the tri-state area including conferences at Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, MD.

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