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M.anifest’s Music Video for ‘Cupid’s Crooked Bow’ is a Highly Stylized Tale of Lover’s Remorse

Watch the new music video from M.anifest’s fourth studio album ‘Nowhere Cool.’

M.anifest spared little time delivering titillating visuals for single “Cupid’s Crooked Bow” fresh off his fourth studio album Nowhere Cool, which premiered at the Jaguar Showroom last week.


The fourteen-track memento is influenced by Ghanaian compatriot and distinguished author and playwright Ama Ata Aidoo’s eponymous short story.

"I felt Nowhere Cool will be an appropriate way to tell different stories of life, because sometimes that is how it feels," M.anifest says.

The cinematically rich Guto Bussab and Alfonzo Franke-directed video—shot in Accra by Cape Town based production house Muti Films— sees the ‘god MC’ with a cowrie shell-bedecked beard, team up with one of his “favorite contemporary voices” on the continent, South African singer-poet-activist Nomsa MazwaiNomisupasta.”

Together, they tell the tale of lover’s remorse, basically that bittersweet moment when you realize your S.O. would be better as an ex or considering the timing of the video, the inevitable end to your summer fling.

“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,” M.anifest explains.

Enjoy the visuals for "Cupid's Crooked Bow" at the top.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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