Known for his genre bending sound aesthetic and multilingual wordplay, award winning Ghanaian musician M.anifest born Kwame Tsikata teams up with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa on his new hit No Fear.
It is an infectious collaboration, also featuring Afropop newcomer Moliy. Full of stuttering synths and pulsating tribal drum patterns, M.anifest refuses to back down in the face of adversity and he channels that energy into the song. “As soon as the first line left my lips I immediately knew ‘No Fear’ had that life-mantra sort of energy”, M.anifest explains.
“It’s the kind of vibe you ride out to before doing something major. The link up with Vic was long overdue and he hopped on it as soon as he heard it with some incredible bars. Moliy put that balsy feminine sauce on it to compliment the cinematic production. The song feels like an epic adventure.”
Born in Accra, Ghana, M.anifest is the grandson of the late Prof. J.H Nketia, one of the leading ethnomusicologists and composers in Africa. M.anifest’s originality and musical versatility have seen him collaborate with musical giants such as Burna Boy, Damon Albarn, Tiggs Da Author, Erykah Badu, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tony Allen.
As well as working on a number of star studded releases, M.anifest’s solo material combines both his Ghanaian upbringing and residences in the West to create his unique sonic blend. With more music to follow, “No Fear” is an exciting introduction to his upcoming discography.
You can get a look at the amazing music video here: