Inspired by the sound of Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and Lauryn Hill, Nneka creates shimmering music that transcends genres. While her complex soul music often sounds melancholy, it is peppered with the militancy of reggae, hip hop's rage and the dark side of trip hop. Nneka's songs are about the interplay between love, pain, and anger in this life and many of her songs talk about her life in Nigeria. Aside from its contemporaries such as Corinne Baily Rae and Ayo, Nneka knows music is pluralistic and spiritual. On stage, her voice has an intensity that creates a real communion with the audience.