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Watch M.anifest's Beautiful Ballet Film For 'Simple Love'

A new short film from the Ghanaian rapper and songwriter.

M.anifest has always had a penchant for highly-stylized videos—we've seen it in his recent collaborations, as well in all the clips from his latest album, Nowhere Cool.

In his newest music video for "Simple Lovel," M.anifest and director Makere Thekiso follow a ballet dancer as she navigates her way through crowded streets and a fish market in the port city of Tema, Ghana in slow-motion.

The new short film apparently won an award for cinematography before it was even released, according to a Tweet from the rapper.

Get lost in the beauty of "Simple Love" below.


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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

Interview: Simi Is Taking Risks

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Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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