Nneka: Heart and Afro-soul

We Africans love a good name, but it’s not enough for it to sound pretty. A name must mean something, declare something – be it the circumstances of the child’s birth (and as the last child of four whose name means ‘we are finished’ I know what I am talking about) or their parents’ hopes for the child’s future. That Nigerian soul singer Nneka Egbuna bears a name meaning ‘mother […]