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M.anifest (conceived Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 20 November 1982) is a Ghanaian rapper, vocalist and lyricist. He was delegated the King of Ghana Hip-Hop in 2017 when he won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop tune of the year at the Ghana Music Awards. He has worked with any semblance of Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Erykah Badu, and is highlighted on five melodies on the Rocket Juice and The Moon album. He is the grandson of one of Africa’s premier ethnomusicogists and authors J.H. Kwabena Nketia. In 2012, BBC’s crafts program The Strand tipped him as one of four acts to pay special mind to in 2012. In 2015 M.anifest’s single “someway bi” earned him a third place respect in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC). around the same time The Guardian named M.anifest as “the premier rapper on the continent.”. M.anifest at present lives in Accra (Madina) and Minneapolis.
M.anifest is the child of Ghanaian famous legal advisor and the scholarly community Tsatsu Tsikata. M.anifest moved to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St Paul) in 2001 to go to Macalester College, where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in financial aspects.
M.anifest did his High School at SOS Herman Gmeiner International School in Tema. He was the stimulation administrator of his school known as Amet Tsikata. He has had craftsman residencies and given addresses in St Lawrence University (NY), University of Ghana, and addressed a few classes in Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theater’s Summer Arts organization, Ashesi University and the sky is the limit from there.
In his opportunity in the Twin Cities M.anifest learnt to embrace the do-it-without anyone’s help philosophy and the know-how in turning into an autonomous musician. He discharged his first solo collection, Manifestations, in 2007 financed by eminences he got from loaning his voice to a Pepsi jingle that played broadly on U.S radio. Manifestations earned him Songwriter of the year Honors in the City Pages and additionally top five collections of the year acknowledgment in the Star Tribune. In 2009 he discharged a free collection, the Birds and the Beats, to bring issues to light and supports for crafted by a non-benefit, Young Entrepreneurs Africa.
In 2010 he connected up with Africa Express and played gigs in France and Spain with them around the same time. He got the consideration of Africa Express prime supporter Damon Albarn who from there on welcomed M.anifest to be a teammate on Rocket Juice and the Moon in 2011. In September 2012 He joined the notable Africa Express prepare visiting the U.K. He composed for the Huffington Post about his encounters with Africa Express.
He discharged his sophomore collection Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America in September 2011, which incorporated the singles “Endure”, “Asa” and “Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)”. It denoted a time of his life in the U.S. what’s more, the start of his change back to Ghana. In 2012 M.anifest started making real advances in Africa performing on The Big Brother Africa stage too at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa. The video for his single “Makaa Maka” additionally got him named for Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 Channel O Music Awards and won him Best Hip-Hop Video at the 4syte Music Video Awards.
He has had a mixed inventive yield; he created and co-composed a freedom smaller than expected Hip-Hopera for Channel O and furthermore played out an exceptionally applauded piece, at the main ever Ghana Music Week, itemizing the historical backdrop of Ghanaian music. M.anifest is prime supporter of Giant Steps, an intuitive gathering for entrepreneurial creatives and innovative business people. He’s additionally included in the full length narrative We Rock Long Distance by movie producer Justin Schell.
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