ALBUM: M.anifest – “Madina to the Universe”

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest comes through with his highly anticipated album titled Madina to the Universe.

The project houses fifteen tracks including features with British-Ghanaian rapper M3nsa, U.S. rapper Vic Mensa, U.S.-Ghanaian Afrofusion artiste Moliy, Nigerian artistes Ladipoe, Patoranking and Adekunle Gold; and Tanzanian singer Tiggs Da Author.

According to M.anifest, “I came into my own artistically on my last full length tape. I was genuinely eager to answer the question “What Next?”. Truthfully, it’s been noisy in my head sometimes, and my creative output has on occasion lacked the coherence and laser-like focus my vision requires.

Amidst the uncertainty that was 2020, I went back to my essence. I began daily sessions on my dining table with a basic recording set-up and a consistent clarity enabled by seclusion. My reflections drowned out the noise and sounds of the panic that gripped the world. I fell in love with my process, and the music I wrote during this period became the foundations for “Madina to the Universe”.

Madina is my “village” within my city. A formative place for me as a child. Beyond memories, it is where my mom and grandma still live, alongside colorful people and places that have shaped the window through which I see the world.

This album is a reflection of life’s journey as well as a statement of ambition. The journey to its release has been fraught with last minute challenges. Fortunately, it was better for it.

I hope this body of work allows you to see yourself and your universe in ways you haven’t previously, as it has done for me.

Love is love.”

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