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M.anifest is an across the world acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artist from Accra, Ghana, regarded for musical boundary crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a fresh hybrid songwriting technique that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West. defined in 2015 with the aid of the father or mother (united kingdom) as “the foremost rapper on the continent,” M.anifest’s originality and amazing lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants consisting of Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (purple warm Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and greater.
M.anifest is currently operating on a full period album, [untitled] to be released this year.
“Untitled” is his journey to a new musical frontier. “I hear and see it as now not simply a collision of Highlife and Hip-Hop, but experimentation and distortion of both to transport past what’s popular these days,” he says.
2014 saw a blossoming of M.anifest’s artistry, continental presence, and worldwide credentials. He became selected because the first artist featured at the BBC world service Africa Beats program. He joined British musical royalty Damon Albarn on a chief tour of numerous nations in Europe and South the united states inside the summer and fall. He additionally launched lovely visuals for come what may Bi and No Shortcut to Heaven whiles cementing his popularity as one of the excellent and musically mature stay performers in Ghana.
Born in Accra, Ghana as Kwame Tsikata, M.anifest is the grandson of 93 12 months vintage Prof. J.H Nketia, one of the main ethnomusicologists and composers in Africa. M.anifest spent a decade (2001 – 2011) inside the dual cities, Minnesota, where he cut his professional musical teeth. Upon his return to Ghana in December 2011, his unapologetically modern-day African musical identity quick delivered a notoriety throughout Africa.
much less than two years after his return to the continent M.anifest became provided the pleasant rapper and exceptional Hip-Hop tune awards at the 2013 Ghana tune awards in addition to various other continental nods. The fulfillment of his final assignment, Apae: the fee of unfastened EP (December 2013), which he defined as “stimulated and provoked by way of Ghana,” lay in the witty narratives of songs together with in some way Bi and the sincere aspirations and cautionary memories told in songs which include No Shortcut to Heaven.
through the years, M.anifest has been concerned in numerous album projects and tours. He has released four ambitious solo efforts: Apae the rate of loose EP (2013), Immigrant Chronicles (2011), The Birds and the Beats (2009), Manifestations (2007). He turned into prominently featured on 5 songs on the Rocket Juice & the Moon album that was a collaborative attempt from Tony Allen, Damon Albarn and Flea. M.anifest has additionally been a regularly featured artist on Africa specific structures. He was part of the ancient Africa specific train excursion of the U.ok in 2012,
sincere Jons chop up european excursion (2012), the Africa explicit global Cup exhibit in Paris (2010), as well as the Africa specific showcase in los angeles Coruna, Spain that had him gambling alongside Amadou & Mariam, Femi Kuti, Mick Jones, John Paul Jones and more.
His versatility isn’t always simply epitomized in his lyrical dexterity and use of a couple of languages (English, Twi, and Pidgen), but in his ability to collaborate across a great musical spectrum. His recent listing of collaborators – Kindness (uk), Kwame Yeboah (Ghana), HHP & Proverb (South Africa), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Camp Mulla (Kenya), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (U.S) – affirms this.
M.anifest’s creativity and entrepreneurial bent has additionally meant that he is a much admired public speaker. he’s a co-founding father of large Steps (www.GiantStepsMN.com), a five-yr vintage convention for innovative marketers and entrepreneurial creatives. He has had artist residencies and given lectures in St Lawrence university (the big apple), college of Ghana, and spoken to numerous lessons in Hamline university, Macalester college (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theatre’s summer Arts institute, Ashesi university and extra.