M.anifest set to release fifth album on Nov. 18
In a note posted on his twitter page on Sunday, October 31, he announced that the much-anticipated album will be released on November 18, 2021 ahead of his birthday.
Born Kwame Ametepe Tsikata, the musician explained in the tweet that the album, ‘Madina To The Universe’ is inspired by the community he grew up in.
— M.anifest (@manifestive) October 31, 2021
“Madina is my ‘village’. A formative place for me as a child. Beyond memories, it is where my mom and grandma still live, alongside colourful people and places that have shaped the window through which I see the world,” he noted.
He added: “This album is a reflection of life’s journey as well as a statement of ambition. The journey to its release has been fraught with last minute challenges. Fortunately, it was better for it.”
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 sojourn 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.
“I hope this body of work allows you to see yourself and your universe in ways you haven’t previously, as it has done for me,” M.anifest added in the announcement note.