Date of Birth:1982-11-20Place of Birth:Ghana
M.anifest (conceived Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 20 November 1982) is a Ghanaian rapper, artist and lyricist.
He won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop tune of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.featured on five melodies on the Rocket Juice and The Moon collection.
He is the grandson of one of Africa's preeminent ethnomusicologists and arrangers J.H. Kwabena Nketia. In 2012, BBC's crafts program The Strand tipped him as one of four demonstrations to pay special mind to in 2012.
In 2015 M.anifest's single "Someway bi" procured him a third-place honor in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC). Around the same time, The Guardian named M.anifest as "the first rapper on the landmass.". M.anifest as of now lives in Accra (Madina) and Minneapolis.
M.anifest is the child of Ghanaian attorney and academician Tsatsu Tsikata and Reverend Dr Priscilla Naana Nketia, a legal advisor and minister. His maternal granddad Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia was an author, teacher 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 financial aspects.
M.anifest went to secondary school at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema. He was the amusement regent of his school known as Amet Tsikata.
He has had craftsman residencies and given talks in St. Lawrence University, University of Ghana, and addressed a few 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 figured out how to receive the DIY philosophy and the ability in turning into an autonomous performer. He delivered his first independent collection, Manifestations, in 2007 financed by eminences he got from loaning his voice to a Pepsi jingle that played broadly on U.S radio.
Indications acquired him Songwriter of the year Honors in the City Pages just as top five collections of the year acknowledgment in the Star Tribune. In 2009 he delivered a free collection, the Birds and the Beats, to bring issues to light and assets for crafted by a non-benefit, Young Entrepreneurs Africa.
In 2010 M.anifest connected up with Africa Express and played gigs in France and Spain with them around the same time. He grabbed the eye of Africa Express prime supporter Damon Albarn who from there on welcomed M.anifest to be an associate on Rocket Juice and the Moon in 2011.
In September 2012, M.anifest joined the Africa Express train visiting the UK. He composed for The Huffington Post about these encounters.
He delivered 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. also, the start of his change back to Ghana.
In 2012, M.anifest started making significant advances in Africa performing on The Big Brother Africa stage also at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa. The video for his single "Makaa Maka" likewise got him designated 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 delivered and co-composed an autonomy smaller than usual Hip-Hopera for Channel O and furthermore played out a piece, at the first-since forever Ghana Music Week, itemizing the historical backdrop of Ghanaian music. M.anifest is the prime supporter of Giant Steps, an intuitive gathering for enterprising creatives and inventive business visionaries.
He is likewise remembered for the full length narrative We Rock Long Distance by producer Justin Schell.
On 30 June 2016, M.anifest delivered a diss track to individual rapper Sarkodie named "god MC" assaulting 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 considered the most noteworthy mark of his vocation so far proceeded to win Hip Hop Song of the year in the Ghana Music Award the next 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 melody 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 grant (AFRIMA 2018)
Know to the majority as the Greatest Rapper ever collections
The Birds and the Beats (Free Mixtape, 2009)
Foreigner Chronicles: Coming to America (2011) Apae: the cost of free EP (2013)
No place Cool (2016)
The Gamble EP (2019) Singles
"Babylon Breakdown" (2007)
"Man of honor" (2007)
"Coming to America" (2011)
"Asa" accomplishment. Efya (2012)
"Makaa Maka" (2012)
"Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)" (2012)
"Psyche Games" (2013)
"Someway Bi" (2013)
"Jigah" accomplishment. HHP (2014)
"No Shortcut to Heaven" accomplishment. Obrafour (2014)
"W'ani Aba" (accomplishment. Bisa Kdei)
"Disregard Dem" (2015)
"god MC" (2016)
"Sugar" accomplishment Brymo (2016)
"Do My Own" accomplishment bigBen (2017)
"Me ne woa" accomplishment King Promise (2017)
"Azumah Nelson Flow" (2017)
Be my lady accomplishment M.I Casa (2017)
"Try not to Follow Me" accomplishment. Bayku and Yaa Pono (2018)
"Alright" accomplishment. Worlasi
Feels accomplishment Kwesi Arthur
Large Mad accomplishment. Simi
"Rapper 101 (Prod. by MikeMillzOnEm)" (2019)
"No Long Talk (Prod. by MikeMillzOnEm)" (2020) Features
"Camp Mulla" accomplishment. M.anifest - All in (2013)
"E.L." accomplishment. M.anifest - Hallelujah (2013)
"Lyricalwaanzam" accomplishment. M.anifest - For sheygey reasons (2013)
"Bodi" accomplishment. M.anifest and Team Dharma - Hercules (2013)
"Consideration" accomplishment. M.anifest - eighth Wonder (2014)
"Adage" accomplishment. M.anifest - Proverb's Manifest (2014)
"Dee Moneey" accomplishment. M.anifest, Ice Prince, Paedae(R2bees), JTown, Reminisce - Finish Line (Remix) (2014)
"Sedem" accomplishment. 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)