A former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tsatsu Tsikata has stated that he is proud of his rapper son, M.anifest
A former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tsatsu Tsikata has stated that he is proud of his rapper son, M.anifest.
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According to the renowned lawyer, M.anifest has made enormous impact in the music industry with his artistry.
“I’m very proud of him…I don’t have a fraction of the talent he has…I enjoy his music and his lyrics and I think he is making waves,” Tsatsu Tsikata said on Starr FM’s Morning Star.
Born Kwame Ametepe Tsikata, M.anifest, an internationally acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artist is known for musical boundary crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a refreshing hybrid songwriting approach that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West.
Described in 2015 by the Guardian (UK) as “the foremost rapper on the continent,” M.anifest’s originality and impressive lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and more.
He won Best Rapper of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards after having been nominated twice in 2012 and thrice in 2013. In 2015, his single Someway Bi earned him a third place honor in the International Songwriters Competition.
M.anifest has had artist residencies and given lectures in St Lawrence University (NY), University of Ghana, and spoken to several classes in Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Arts institute, Ashesi University and more.