M.anifest is an internationally acclaimed and award winning musician from Accra, Ghana. He was one of four artists tipped by BBC's “The Strand” as an artist to watch for in 2012. With two studio albums to his credit, the rising Ghanaian rapper has already stacked up an impressive resume: He has recorded with legends such as Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen, Erykah Badu, & more. He was prominently featured on five tracks on the "Rocket Juice & the Moon" album.
In 2012 M.anifest was part of the historic Africa Express Train that toured the UK. In the same year he performed on the Big Brother Africa Stargame stage; a show telecast live to millions across the African continent. In the fall of 2011 he toured Europe with Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more as part of Another Honest Jon's Chop Up.
His music video for the single ‘Makaa Maka’ was nominated for six 4syte TV Music Video Awards and won in the Best Hip-Hop category. He was also nominated in the Most Gifted Hip Hop category at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa at which he performed.
M.anifest released his sophomore album "Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America" in September 2011 to critical acclaim. It earned him nominations for Best Rapper and Songwriter of the Year at the 2012 Ghana Music Awards. The album also received top ten albums of the year honors in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
In 2010, MTV spotlighted M.anifest as a hot new artist to look out for on the program "Seven." He was voted City Pages “Songwriter of the Year” after his critically acclaimed 2007 debut "Manifestations." He has been described as an artist with “an incredible gift” (the run off groove) who possesses “the kind of assured, joyful, ruminative voice that made Mos Def into Hollywood's favorite conscious-rap star" (City Pages).