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Complete Profile Of Rapper M.anifest

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M.anifest (born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 20 November 1982) is an Ghanaian rapper, singer and songwriter. He was crowned the King of Ghana Hip-Hop in 2017 when he won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop song of the year at the Ghana Music Awards. He has worked with the likes of Damon AlbarnFleaTony AllenErykah Badu, and is featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice and The Moon album. He is the grandson of one of Africa’s foremost ethnomusicogists and composers J.H. Kwabena Nketia. In 2012, BBC’s arts program The Strand tipped him as one of four acts to look out for in 2012.[4] In 2015 M.anifest's single "someway bi" earned him a third place honor in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC). In the same year The Guardian named M.anifest as "the foremost rapper on the continent." M.anifest currently lives in Accra (Madina) and Minneapolis.


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In his time in the Twin Cities M.anifest learnt to adopt the do-it-yourself credo and the know-how in becoming an independent musician.[7] He released his first solo album, Manifestations, in 2007 funded by royalties he received from lending his voice to a Pepsi jingle that played nationally on U.S radio.[8] Manifestations earned him Songwriter of the year Honors in the City Pages[9] as well as top five albums of the year recognition in the Star Tribune.[10] In 2009 he released a free album, the Birds and the Beats, to raise awareness and funds for the work of a non-profit, Young Entrepreneurs Africa.[11]
In 2010 M.anifest linked up with Africa Express and played gigs in France and Spain with them in the same year. He caught the attention of Africa Express co-founder Damon Albarn who thereafter invited M.anifest to be a collaborator on Rocket Juice & the Moon in 2011.[3] In September 2012 M.anifest joined the historic Africa Express train touring the U.K.[12] He wrote for the Huffington Post about his experiences with Africa Express.
He released his sophomore album Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America in September 2011, which included the singles "Suffer", "Asa" and "Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)". It marked a decade of his life in the U.S. and the beginning of his transition back to Ghana.[14] In 2012 M.anifest began making major inroads in Africa performing on The Big Brother Africastage[15] as well at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa.[16] The video for his single "Makaa Maka" also got him nominated for Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 Channel O Music Awards[17] and won him Best Hip-Hop Video at the 4syte Music Video Awards.[18]
M.anifest has had an eclectic creative output; he produced and co-wrote an independence mini Hip-Hopera[19] for Channel O and also performed a highly praised piece,[20] at the first ever Ghana Music Week, detailing the history of Ghanaian music. M.anifest is co-founder of Giant Steps,[21] an interactive conference for entrepreneurial creatives and creative entrepreneurs. He’s also featured in the feature-length documentary We Rock Long Distance[22] by filmmaker Justin Schell.

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M.anifest is an internationally acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artist from Accra, Ghana, known for musical boundary crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a refreshing hybrid songwriting approach that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West. Described in 2015 by the Guardian (UK) as “the foremost rapper on the continent,” M.anifest’s originality and impressive lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and more.
M.anifest is currently working on a full length album, [untitled] to be released this year.
“Untitled” is his journey to a new musical frontier. Ghana Music Download “I hear and see it as not merely a collision of Highlife and Hip-Hop, but experimentation and distortion of both to move beyond what’s popular today,” he says.
2014 saw a blossoming of M.anifest’s artistry, continental presence, and international credentials. He was chosen as the first artist featured on the BBC World Service Africa Beats program. He joined British musical royalty Damon Albarn on a major tour of several countries in Europe and South America in the summer and fall. He also released stunning visuals for Someway Bi and No Shortcut to Heaven whiles cementing his reputation as one of the best and musically mature live performers in Ghana.
Born in Accra, Ghana as Kwame Tsikata, M.anifest is the grandson of 93 year old Prof. J.H Nketia, one of the leading ethnomusicologists and composers in Africa. M.anifest spent a decade (2001 – 2011) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where he cut his professional musical teeth. Upon his return to Ghana in December 2011, his unapologetically modern African musical identity quickly brought a notoriety across Africa.
Less than two years after his return to the continent M.anifest was awarded the best rapper and best Hip-Hop song awards at the 2013 Ghana music awards as well as various other continental nods. The success of his last project, Apae: the Price of Free EP (December 2013), which he described as “inspired and provoked by Ghana,” lay in the witty narratives of songs such as Someway Bi and the sincere aspirations and cautionary tales told in songs such as No Shortcut to Heaven.
Over the years, M.anifest has been involved in various album projects and tours. He has released four formidable solo efforts: Apae the Price of Free EP (2013), Immigrant Chronicles (2011), The Birds and the Beats (2009), Manifestations (2007). He was prominently featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice & the Moon album that was a collaborative effort from Tony Allen, Damon Albarn and Flea. M.anifest has also been a frequently featured artist on Africa Express platforms. He was part of the historic Africa Express train tour of the U.K in 2012,
Honest Jons Chop up European tour (2012), the Africa Express World Cup showcase in Paris (2010), as well as the Africa Express showcase in La Coruna, Spain that had him playing alongside Amadou & Mariam, Femi Kuti, Mick Jones, John Paul Jones and more.
His versatility is not just epitomized in his lyrical dexterity and use of multiple languages (English, Twi, and Pidgen), but in his ability to collaborate across a vast musical spectrum. His recent list 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 also meant that he is a much sought after public speaker. He is a co-founder of Giant Steps (www.GiantStepsMN.com), a five-year old conference for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives. He has had artist residencies and given lectures in St Lawrence University (NY), University of Ghana, and spoken to several classes in Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Arts institute, Ashesi University and more.

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