- The Guardian in 2015 named M.anifest as the foremost rapper on the continent
- Kofi Kinaata definitely, I think his song writing skills are quite impressive
Ghana Music Awards’ 2017 rapper of the year, M.anifest has named his top five rappers in Ghana and guess what, Sarkodie is not in there.
According to the Afrobeat and Hip Pop artiste, his favourite five rappers in Ghana will definitely include Yaa Pono, Joey B and Kofi Kinaata, Worlasi and Kwasi Arthur.
Speaking in an interview on the Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM with Doreen Andoh Tuesday, M.anifest opined that Ghana has many talented rappers in the country and he has only paid attention to a few.
“Five Ghanaian rappers I think are dope. There are many ones but… five names that maybe in the more recent times I have paid attention to, Worlasi, certainly, people just think he sings but he is a dope rapper; there is this new kid called Kwasi Arthur is very dope…” he said.
He added that “Kofi Kinaata definitely, I think his songwriting skills are quite impressive; Yaa Pono for sure, you know when I talk about that fearlessness of being an artiste, he’s got that, [his name alone] shows the confidence; … I think Joey B is cool too, he’s been creative in the past…”
Surprised why Sarkodie is not one of m.anifest’s top five? The two rappers have been engaged in a lyrical ‘beef’. In 2016 M.anifest and Sarkodie were engaged in one of the biggest rap 'beefs' Ghana has ever witnessed.
M.anifest (born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 20 November 1982) is an award-winning Ghanaian rapper, singer and songwriter. He was crowned the king of Ghana Hip-Hop in 2017 when he won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop song of the year at the Ghana Music Awards.
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