Hours of overwhelming traffic Thursday night could not stop such Ghanaian icons as Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo, Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, H.E Jon Benjamin, veteran rappers Obrafour and Okyeame Kwame, media guru Kweku Sekyi Addo, Becca, Starr FM’s Giovani Caleb among a host of other stars from attending M.anifest’s much anticipated Nowhere Cool album.

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The short event, held at the Jaguar Showroom, Opeibia -Accra, saw enthralling live performances from M.anifest, alongside featured acts on the album as Cina Soul, Worlasi, Dark Suburb, and Nomisupasta (S.A). It was hosted by Joy FM‘s hosted by Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye

Rapper/ producer Dex Kwasi, as well as Drumroll and Yung Flu, who also programmed songs on the album, were present to express solidarity.

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 is 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.

‘Nowhere Cool’ is out on iTunes now.

 

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