M.anifest Biography, Songs, Albums, Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Lyrics, Wikipedia

M.anifest Biography: Songs, Albums, Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Lyrics, Wikipedia

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Biography

Kwame Ametepee Tsikata (born November 20, 1982), the lyrical maestro from Ghana, more commonly known as M.anifest, is a celebrated musician, rapper, and record producer. He earned himself the prestigious Best Rapper and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the illustrious 2017 Ghana Music Awards.

His collaborations with some of the industry’s greats, such as Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, and Erykah Badu, have led to the production of some of the most impressive music of this era. It’s worth noting that M.anifest was featured on five tracks of the exceptional Rocket Juice & the Moon album. Moreover, he is the grandson of J.H. Kwabena Nketia, an esteemed African ethnomusicologist and composer.

BBC Radio’s The Strand named M.anifest one of the four acts to watch in 2012. Additionally, his song Someway Bi claimed third place in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC) in 2015. And, to top it all off, The Guardian bestowed upon him the title of “the continent’s foremost rapper” that same year. Presently, he can be found splitting his time between the charming town of Madina in Ghana and the equally delightful city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Kwame Ametepe Tsikata
Stage Name: M.anifest
Born: 20 November 1982 (age 41 years old)
Place of Birth: Accra, Ghana
Nationality: Ghanaian
Height: N/A
Parents: Tsatsu Tsikata, Nana Nketia
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Rapper • Songwriter
Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

M.anifest, born on November 20th, 1982, in Accra, Ghana, hails from a noble lineage. His parents, Tsatsu Tsikata and Rev. Dr. Nana Nketia, both expert in their own right, are Ghanaian lawyers and professors and lawyers and preachers, respectively. His maternal grandfather, the illustrious Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, was an ethnomusicologist, professor, and composer.

In 2001, M.anifest immigrated to the United States and attended Macalester College in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and graduated in 2005. He completed high school at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema, serving as the entertainment prefect under the moniker Amet Tsikata.

M.anifest‘s talents have led him to participate in artist residencies, provide lectures at St. Lawrence University and the University of Ghana, and deliver talks at prestigious institutions like Hamline University, Macalester College, the Penumbra Theater’s Summer Arts Institute, and Ashesi University.

Career

M.anifest, the Ghanaian musician, learned the ropes of independent music-making while residing in the Twin Cities. His vocal talents were utilized for a Pepsi jingle that received national airplay on US radio. This gave him the resources to produce and launch his debut solo album, Manifestations, in 2007.

The City Pages, a popular publication, crowned him Songwriter of the Year for his first record, while the Star Tribune ranked it as one of the year’s five best albums. In 2009, M.anifest curated The Birds and the Beats, a complimentary album, to raise awareness and funds for the activities of Young Entrepreneurs Africa, a non-profit organization.

In 2010, M.anifest collaborated with Africa Express and toured France and Spain with the group. Damon Albarn, the co-founder of Africa Express, took notice of his exceptional talent and requested him to collaborate on Rocket Juice & the Moon the following year. He was among the Africa Express train’s passengers on its voyage to the United Kingdom in September 2012. He spoke to The Huffington Post about his experiences.

In 2011, M.anifest released his sophomore album, Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America, which featured the popular tracks Suffer, Asa, and Blue (Chale What Dey Happen). The album marked the end of his decade-long stay in the United States and the start of his return to Ghana.

He made significant strides in Africa in 2012, appearing on the Big Brother Africa stage as well as at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa. His Makaa Maka music video was nominated for Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 Channel O Music Awards and won Best Hip-Hop Video at the locally-held 4Syte Music Video Awards.

In addition, M.anifest was involved in developing and co-writing an independent mini-hip-hop opera for Channel O. He also presented a piece highlighting the history of Ghanaian music at the first-ever Ghana Music Week. He co-founded Giant Steps, an interactive conference for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in business, and he was also included in Justin Schell‘s feature-length documentary, We Rock Long Distance.

Awards & Nominations

  • Songwriter of the Year (2008) 
  • Minnesota Emerging composer Award (MECA) (2010) 
  • 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 
  • 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)
  • He is known to his fans as the Greatest Rapper of All Time

Discography

Albums

  • Manifestations (2007)
  • The Birds and the Beats (Free Mixtape, 2009)
  • Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America (2011)
  • Apae: the price of free EP (2013)
  • Nowhere Cool (2016)
  • The Gamble EP (2019)
  • Madina to the Universe (2021)

Singles

  • Babylon Breakdown (2007)
  • Gentleman (2007)
  • Coming to America (2011)
  • Suffer (2011)
  • Asa feat. Efya (2012)
  • Makaa Maka (2012)
  • Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)” (2012)
  • Ebei (2013)
  • Mind Games (2013)
  • Someway Bi (2013)
  • Jigah feat. HHP (2014)
  • No Shortcut to Heaven feat. Obrafour (2014)
  • W’ani Aba (feat. Bisa Kdei)
  • Forget Dem (2015)
  • god MC (2016)
  • 100% (2016)
  • Sugar feat Brymo (2016)
  • Do My Own feat BigBen (2017)
  • Me ne woa feat King Promise (2017)

Personal Life

M.anifest, the incredibly talented and enigmatic rapper, has managed to keep the details of his romantic life tightly under wraps, leaving fans and media alike speculating about his relationship status. Despite being a public figure, he has maintained impressive privacy regarding his personal affairs. This is a refreshing change of pace in a world where every aspect of a celebrity’s life is often exposed to the public eye.

While we cannot say whether M.anifest is currently in a relationship or has plans to settle down and start a family, we can only hope that he finds love and happiness in his personal life, just as he has found success in his music career. As fans, we can respect his privacy and continue to support him as an artist without prying on his personal life or putting undue pressure on him to reveal more than he is comfortable sharing.

Net Worth

M.anifest has garnered quite a sizable fortune from his successful career in the music industry, with some mainstream sources estimating his net worth to be north of $5 million. While this figure is not officially confirmed by the rapper, it reflects his accomplishments and hard work in the industry over the years. 

As an acclaimed musician, rapper, and record producer, M.anifest has made significant profits from his music releases, collaborations, tours, and other business ventures. Despite his impressive wealth, he remains humble and focused on his craft, continuously striving to push boundaries and achieve tremendous success.




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