Rapper M.anifest has insisted that there are more dimensions to him as a creative person. Speaking in a Live FM interview Thursday morning, he shed more light on his new role as music director for On Monday of Last Week.
He also touched on where the title for his much anticipated Nowhere Cool album came from. He discloses that it’s an ode to legendary Ghanaian author/poet Prof. Ama Ataa Aidoo, who has a piece with the same name. He claims that the themes resonated with him profoundly. That, coupled with the general situation in the country led to that title, he says.
Nowhere Cool will be the rapper’s fifth solo project following Apae: the price of free EP (2013), Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America (2011), The Birds and the Beats (Free Mixtape, 2009), and Manifestations (2007). In a remarkable career, he has won Best Rapper of the year (2013) – Ghana Music Award, Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2013) – Ghana Music Awards, Best Hip-Hop Video – 4syte Music Video Awards, Minnesota Emerging composer Award (MECA) (2010) – American Composers Forum, Songwriter of the Year (2008) – City Pages, among others.
He was recently announced music director for a film adaptation of international Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “On Monday of Last Week”. He’s also scheduled to attend he international literary festival Storymoja 2016 at the W.E.B Dubois Centre in Accra. His latest singles 100 Percent ft. Worlasi, and Sugar ft. Brymo, are out now.