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Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest featured on Honest Jon’s European tour

The influential London label, Honest Jon’s, co-founded by Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, recently finished a high profile four city European tour. The tour featured Ghanaian rapper M.anifest who lends his rich lyrics and distinct voice to a very live instrumental set. The tour, dubbed ‘Another Honest Jons Chop Up,’ served as the coming out party […]

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Another Honest Jons Chop 007The influential London label, Honest Jon’s, co-founded by Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, recently finished a high profile four city European tour. The tour featured Ghanaian rapper M.anifest who lends his rich lyrics and distinct voice to a very live instrumental set.

The tour, dubbed ‘Another Honest Jons Chop Up,’ served as the coming out party for the supergroup Rocketjuice and the Moon which is the trio of Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea, and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen. In a strong nod to African music, the tour included M.anifest and Fatoumata Diawara from Mali teaming up on vocals with Rokectjuice, South African group Shangaan Electro, and Cheick Tidane Seck from Mali. While the African representation was high, the music was universal with the inclusion of Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jazz legend Phil Cohran, and Detriot Producer Theo Parish.

‘Another Honest Jons Chop Up’ played in front of packed audiences in Ireland (Cork, Dublin) as well as in London and Marseille to great reviews in the Guardian (UK), Irish Times and many more. All the venues were reported to be sold out. In Marseille alone where the chop up headlined Fiesta Des Suds, a sea of teeming fans, many unfamiliar with the band’s new music but exhilarated all the same, screamed for a double encore which they got.

The Evening Standard said M.anifest’s “conscious lyrics were complemented by Diawara’s crystalline vocals” while another reviewer said M.anifest’s “ boisterous demeanor recalls previous Albarn collaborator Tinie Tempah, while the fluidity with which he delivers his vocals is redolent of Jay-Z’s clear-as-Diamante slur.”
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This year has been a busy one for the Ghanaian MC who currently splits his time in the US and Ghana. The video for one of his singles, “suffer” has been nominated for the 4syte TV Awards. It has also gotten much airplay on Channel O and MTV Base. In September, M.anifest released his sophomore album, Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America which has been well received by fans and has had great reviews in the press. The album features collaborations with Ghana’s Efya and Nigeria’s eLDee the Don. It is currently available on iTunes and many retail stores.

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I didn’t go for my BECE results because I knew I would fail – Obaapa Christy 

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Contemporary Ghanaian gospel singer, Christiana Twene, well-known by the stage name Obaapa Christy has recently revealed that she did not bother going for her Basic Education Certificate Examination results after completion. (more…)

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Late Ghanaian fashion designer Antoinette Pokua Poku laid to rest

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The Ghanaian fashion industry mourns the loss of a visionary as Antoinette Pokua Poku, a prominent Ghanaian fashion designer and creative director of the renowned fashion brand Poqua Poqu as she was laid to rest today, February 26, 2024. (more…)

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Afua Asantewaa says she didn’t hold on to Sing-a-thon result

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Ghanaian media personality and Guinness World Record’s longest singing marathon applicant, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum has spoken out about the release of the results of her sing-a-thon attempt.  (more…)

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Trigmatic reveals been officially divorced for three years

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Renowned Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Enoch Oduro-Agyei, professionally known as Trigmatic has reportedly disclosed that he and his ex-wife, Edith Schandorf, officially divorced three years ago.

In a recent interview on D-Black’s “Unkut” show, Trig explained that the decision to file for divorce was reached by mutual consent. 

“I am divorced. A lot of people don’t know; it’s not something I talk about… Yeah, it has been three years now, he said.”

He then addressed the idea that his line of work was involved in the breakup, stating that the COVID-19 pandemic’s height forced them to spend more time together, which exacerbated their unworkable differences.

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Trigmatic expressed appreciation for the lessons he has learnt during the three years following his divorce.

His message’s key themes were self-love, resiliency, and personal development.

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He has however, recently expressed that, should the proper person come along, he is open to the notion of getting married again.

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Celebrities are not living lavish lifestyles like politicians – Okyeame Kwame

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Celebrated Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Okyeame Kwame has spoken out about the misconception surrounding celebrities and their lifestyles, dismissing any perception about Ghanaian celebrities living lavish lifestyles.
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I’m not a member of Bawumia’s Manifesto Committee – Okyeame Kwame Clarifies 

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Renowned Ghanaian musician and entrepreneur, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, otherwise known as Okyeame Kwame, has made it clear that he is not a member of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia’s Manifesto Committee. (more…)

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