At no point in 2016 do we recall a more anticipated album than Nowhere Cool. M.anifest’s new album represents a stylistic progression for the Accra artist. Nowhere Cool is an album with all the dials turned up: creativity, composition, and artistic presence. This is certainly M.anifest’s magnum opus, a portrait of the artist changing gears with all five fingers spread out in the air like they do in James Town.
The album features Nigerian crooner, Brymo and South African artists Tumi Molekane and Nomisupasta. It also boasts remarkable emerging Ghanaian musicians, Worlasi, Cina Soul, Dex Kwasi, Paapa and Dark Suburb with cameos that make the album one of those you leave on repeat. There is also an appearance by revered Ghanaian writer and activist, Ama Ata Aidoo, whose 90’s short story inspired the album title.
“Cupid’s Crooked Bow” is the first taste of this 14-track chocolate dream mountain made in Ghana.