Rapper M.anifest, born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, has released the artwork for his much anticipated Nowhere Cool record. The album is scheduled for release on September 8 at at exclusive event at the Jaguar showroom, Accra.
The arresting piece was done by Zimbabwean artist and activist Kudzanai Chiurai, who was in 2013, named by Forbes among “Thirteen Africans To Watch In 2013”. His piece Fried Chicken which sold for as much as $9,447.
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”. His latest singles 100 Percent ft. Worlasi, and Sugar ft. Brymo, are out now.