Cupid’s Crooked Bow is the second single from M.anifest’snew album ‘Nowhere Cool’, due for release this Winter. M.anifest (born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata) is an award winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter. He has worked with the likes of Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen andErykah Badu. The BBC tipped him as one of four acts to look out for in 2012 and in 2013, M.anifest won Best Rapper of the Year and Hip-Hop Songof the Year at the Ghana Music Awards. In 2015 M.anifest’s single “Someway Bi” earned him a third place honour in the International Songwriters Competition. In the same year, The Guardian named M.anifest as “the foremost rapper on the continent”. Watch here.
“Cupid’s bow was crooked and found the wrong lover. That’s how it’s felt in some of my prior relationships. The song was inspired by having been loved by a woman or two who always knew the difficulties of dating an artist, never wanted to make that choice, yet we found ourselves in a spin of intoxicating love that always threatened to end. Nomisupasta is easily one of my favourite contemporary voices in Africa, and she smashed it on this one.” M.anifest
Press& Live Performance Highlights
BBC Africa Beats “M.anifest back in Inspirational Ghana” | The Guardian “Spotlight is shining brightly on African music” | The Guardian “Art may not feed us but to be young, restless and creative is still a joy”| Huffington Post “African Music Going Places” | Dam(n) Live @Montreux Jazz Festival with Damon Albarn& the Heavy Seas (2014) | Blue (Chale What Dey Happen) Live@ M.anifestivities (2012) | MakaaMaka Live @ M.anifestivities (2012)Suffer live on Big Brother Africa (2012) | Recap of Apae Launch Party (2013)