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Nkechi Anele

Portrait of Nkechi Anele by Asia Taylor


Nkechi Anele is a Nigerian-Irish Australian who grew up in Naarm (Melbourne) and spent over a decade in the Australian music industry as the lead singer in Saskwatch. In 2015, along with her best friend Lucie Cutting, she started The Pin, a discussion platform about race, identity, and culture through an Australian lens. With the changing narrative around social identity politics and race in Australia, the two sought out to document the lived experience of BIPOC people, build a bank of knowledge and foster a community where all people could grow and discover. A year later, Nkechi took over triple j’s program Roots N’ All, where she championed emerging local and international music scenes for five years. Creatively, Nkechi has lent herself to the stage, screen, and television and featured in publications and as a vocalist on various music projects.

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