Date of Birth:1982-11-20Place of Birth:Ghana
M.anifest (imagined Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 20 November 1982) is a Ghanaian rapper, craftsman and lyricist.
He won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop tune of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice and The Moon assortment.
He is the grandson of one of Africa’s superior ethnomusicologists and arrangers J.H. Kwabena Nketia. In 2012, BBC’s specialties program The Strand tipped him as one of four exhibitions to pay unique psyche to in 2012.
In 2015 M.anifest’s single “Someway bi” obtained him a third-place honor in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC). Around a similar time, The Guardian named M.anifest as “the main rapper on the landmass.”. M.anifest as of now lives in Accra (Madina) and Minneapolis.
M.anifest is the offspring of Ghanaian lawyer and academician Tsatsu Tsikata and Reverend Dr Priscilla Naana Nketia, a legitimate counsel and pastor. His maternal granddad Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia was a creator, instructor and ethnomusicologist.
M.anifest moved to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St Paul, USA) in 2001 to go to Macalester College, where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in monetary angles.
M.anifest went to optional school at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema. He was the entertainment official of his school known as Amet Tsikata.
He has had specialist residencies and given discussions in St. Lawrence University, University of Ghana, and tended to a couple of classes in Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theater’s Summer Arts Institute, Ashesi University.
In his time in the Twin Cities, M.anifest sorted out some way to get the DIY reasoning and the capacity in transforming into a self-ruling entertainer. He conveyed his first free assortment, Manifestations, in 2007 financed by eminences he got from advancing his voice to a Pepsi jingle that played extensively on U.S radio.
Signs gained him Songwriter of the year Honors in the City Pages similarly as top five assortments of the year affirmation in the Star Tribune. In 2009 he conveyed a free assortment, the Birds and the Beats, to uncover issues and resources for made by a non-advantage, Young Entrepreneurs Africa.
In 2010 M.anifest associated up with Africa Express and played gigs in France and Spain with them around a similar time. He snatched the eye of Africa Express prime ally Damon Albarn who from that point on invited M.anifest to be a partner on Rocket Juice and the Moon in 2011.
In September 2012, M.anifest joined the Africa Express train visiting the UK. He created for The Huffington Post about these experiences.
He conveyed his sophomore assortment Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America in September 2011, which fused the singles “Suffer”, “Asa” and “Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)”. It signified a great time in the U.S. additionally, the beginning of his change back to Ghana.
In 2012, M.anifest began making critical advances in Africa performing on The Big Brother Africa stage additionally at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa. The video for his single “Makaa Maka” moreover got him assigned 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.
M.anifest conveyed and co-formed a self-sufficiency more modest than common Hip-Hopera for Channel O and moreover played out a piece, at the first-since always Ghana Music Week, separating the chronicled setting of Ghanaian music. M.anifest is the superb ally of Giant Steps, a natural get-together for ambitious creatives and innovative business visionaries.
He is in like manner associated with the full length account We Rock Long Distance by maker Justin Schell.
On 30 June 2016, M.anifest conveyed a diss track to singular rapper Sarkodie named “god MC” attacking Sarkodie with hit backs which made Sarkodie answer inside two days by dissing M.anifest on the track “Kanta” (Panda cover).
M.anifest’s god MC which is viewed as the most essential sign of his work so far continued to win Hip Hop Song of the year in the Ghana Music Award the following year.
Lyricist of the Year (2008) – City Pages
Minnesota Emerging arranger Award (MECA) (2010) – American Composers Forum
Best Hip-Hop Video – 4syte Music Video Awards
Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2013) – Ghana Music Awards
Best Rapper of the year (2013) – Ghana Music Award
Best Special Effects Video (2016) – 4syte Music Video Awards p>Best Individual Style (2016) – Glitz Style Awards
Hip-Hop song of the year (2017) – Ghana Music Awards
Best Rapper of the Year (2017)- Ghana Music Awards
Midem Best Artist (2017)- International Midem Awards, France
Best artiste in African Hip Hop award (AFRIMA 2018)
Know to the larger part as the Greatest Rapper ever assortments
The Birds and the Beats (Free Mixtape, 2009)
Outsider Chronicles: Coming to America (2011) Apae: the expense of free EP (2013)
No spot Cool (2016)
The Gamble EP (2019) Singles
“Babylon Breakdown” (2007)
“Man of honor” (2007)
“Coming to America” (2011)
“Asa” achievement. Efya (2012)
“Makaa Maka” (2012)
“Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)” (2012)
“Mind Games” (2013)
“Someway Bi” (2013)
“Jigah” achievement. HHP (2014)
“No Shortcut to Heaven” achievement. Obrafour (2014)
“W’ani Aba” (achievement. Bisa Kdei)
“Negligence Dem” (2015)
“god MC” (2016)
“Sugar” achievement Brymo (2016)
“Do My Own” achievement bigBen (2017)
“Me ne woa” achievement King Promise (2017)
“Azumah Nelson Flow” (2017)
Be my woman achievement M.I Casa (2017)
“Make an effort not to Follow Me” achievement. Bayku and Yaa Pono (2018)
“Okay” achievement. Worlasi
Feels achievement Kwesi Arthur
Huge Mad achievement. Simi
“Rapper 101 (Prod. by MikeMillzOnEm)” (2019)
“No Long Talk (Prod. by MikeMillzOnEm)” (2020) Features
“Camp Mulla” achievement. M.anifest – All in (2013)
“E.L.” achievement. M.anifest – Hallelujah (2013)
“Lyricalwaanzam” achievement. M.anifest – For sheygey reasons (2013)
“Bodi” achievement. M.anifest and Team Dharma – Hercules (2013)
“Thought” achievement. M.anifest – eighth Wonder (2014)
“Aphorism” achievement. M.anifest – Proverb’s Manifest (2014)
“Dee Moneey” achievement. M.anifest, Ice Prince, Paedae(R2bees), JTown, Reminisce – Finish Line (Remix) (2014)
“Sedem” achievement. M.anifest – Falling in Love(2014)
“Obrafour” ft. M.anifest – Odasani (2014) Collaborations
A.R.M (Budo, Krudid, M.anifest) ft Brother Ali – Heaven Only Knows (2009)
S&M (Sarah White and M.anifest) – Losing My Religion (2010)
A.R.M (Budo, Krudid, M.anifest) – Two Africans and a Jew EP (2011)
Burna Boy ft M.anifest – Another Story (African Giant, 2019)