Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Popular Ghanaian rapper M.anifest says his family had no qualms about his decision to go into showbiz.

His comment comes a day after he released his new video for the “No Shortcut To Heaven” featuring Obrafour.

The man, who is born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, is the son of Ghana’s celebrated lawyer and academic Tsatsu Tsikata.  Many had thought he would follow in his father’s footsteps. But the “Somewey Bi’ rapper decided to be successful but only through music. He has already worked with the likes of English musician Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, American songwriter and singer Erykah Badu, and is featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice and the Moon album.

“I mean, of course, if you are doing something that is bringing glory to your family, there is no way they will disagree with it, ” M.anifest said about his family over the weekend when he and Lydia Forson were hosted by Melvina on Sunyani-based radio Suncity 97.1 FM.

Both M.anifest and Lydia were in that part of the country as part of the actress’ A Letter From Adammovie premiere at the Sunyani Polytechnic.

According to M.anifest, he has surrounded himself with people like Lydia Forson because they inspire him.

On Friday M.anifest released his much-anticipated video for his hit single, “No Shortcut to Heaven”.

The video was shot in two locations in the Eastern Region of Ghana and is set primarily in a mining site.

The video was directed by Garth Von Glehn of Film Fam, and M.anifest assumes the role of a small-scale miner while narrating the cautionary tale of a young hustler trying to make money and navigate love.

By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50   Email: fdee500@yahoo.com


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