M.anifest is an award-winning Ghanaian rapper and musician known for musical boundary crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a refreshing approach that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West.
His originality and versatility have earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Burna Boy, Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Tiggs Da Author, Erykah Badu, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tony Allen. His next EP, which was out November 2019 is a reflection on the chances we take in love and life. On The Gamble, M.anifest opens up and muses on numerous encounters with love and risks over an alluring sonic bed of Hip-Hop and Afrobeats blended seamlessly together.
Born in Accra, Ghana as Kwame Tsikata, M.anifest is the grandson of the late Prof. J.H Nketia, one of the leading ethnomusicologists and composers in Africa. He was named by the Guardian (U.K) as the foremost rapper on the continent. Over the years, M.anifest has been involved in various projects and toured in Europe, South America, Australia, and Africa. He has released five formidable solo efforts prior to The Gamble.