Award-winning Ghanaian rap artist and musician M.anifest releases his new album ‘Madina To The Universe’ today, and with it come two of my favourite songs of the week.
The entire the 15-track record serves as a masterclass in genre-blending afrofusion, and one which further cements this artist as one of the most revered figures in African music. On creating the album, M.anifest says:
“I fell in love with my process, and the music I wrote during this period became the foundations for ‘MTTU’. Madina is my ‘village’ within my city. 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. 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. 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”.
Already an established name in his home nation, M.anifest is now set to cross over to the global mainstream – having already received praise from the likes of Complex, Earmilk, Crack Magazine, The Native, Flaunt Magazine, OkayAfrica, Nataal and PAM Magazine.
‘Madina To The Universe’ is out now.