Ghanaian hip hop artist M.anifest known in real life as Kwame Ametepe Tsikata, said he is excited to have made a huge mark in Ghanaian hip hop music with his unique style and lyrics.
In an interview with DJ Use on the Ahotor Weekend Show aired on Ahotor 92.3 FM, M.anifest said though his style, which is a blend of hip hop and Ghanaian indigenous music is not common in the Ghanaian music circles, the fact that his music is different but sounds very good and has made him one of the top notch artists in Ghana.
“I know what I have represented is important to some music lovers because I have represented lyricism, doing something different but still good, not following trends but doing your own. I do a lot of thinking and sharpening of my lyrics since quality music is paramount to me” M.anifest explained.
The W’ani Aba hitmaker further explained though he is happy to make a mark in the industry, he is more happier that he has ideas and sustainable projects coming up that will benefit himself and the entire Ghanaian music industry especially the young and upcoming artists.
Answering questions pertaining to his album, M.anifest confirmed that the album ‘Nowhere Cool’ is doing very well in the market and enabling him to feature in most staged music events in Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, France, Serbia, Switzerland, and Italy among others.
He further explained that though music lovers abroad sometimes do not understand his blend of Pidgin English or Ghanaian dialects, they accept his style and dance to his music at the carnivals and festivals he performs because the production and lyrics sounds quality.
Affectionately called the #godMC of Ghana music, M.aniifest who has currently released a new single ‘Me Ne Woa’ which features King Promise, says he is looking forward to release a lot of music and videos in the coming year. He will also want to venture into part-time farming since he has the passion for investing in food to cater for people.
Credit: Kwame McJoseph