Rapper M.anifest last night held a private listening session for his upcoming NoWhere Cool album.

The exclusive event, held at the Cafe Kwae, One Airport Square -Accra, saw some of Ghana’s most influential music listeners including Joy FM’s Mamavi Owusu Aboagye, Obed Boafo, Ameyaw Debrah, and Abraham Ohene-Gyan.

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M..anifest,who looked just as immersed in his own music as his audience, revealed the various stories surrounding the making of Nowhere Cool, as well as the conversations he hopes the project will provoke. He also spoke about working with budding singers and producers from the country, being inspired by author Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo’s work, as well as meeting up with Zimbabwean artist for his provocative album cover. Singer Worlasi, who’s also the most featured act on the project was in attendance to discuss his participation on the album.

The artwork for Nowhere Cool was created by 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.
The artwork for Nowhere Cool was created 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.

 

 

 

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