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M.anifest. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Watch M.anifest Drop Fire Bars in New Freestyle on Tim Westwood TV

Veteran Ghanaian rapper M.anifest spits an impressive freestyle on Tim Westwood TV.

One of Ghana and the continent's most talented lyricists M.anifest recently dropped by Tim Westwood's show. And, as is the tradition on the famed UK DJ and cultural icon's show, an MC must prove themselves by, well, rapping.


M.anifest makes it look easy, flowing effortlessly over Drake's "Duppy Freestyle" instrumental. He's not playing with us, the first two bars ("Oh Father who art in heaven, does that mean you paint pictures?/ I do the same on earth and put my pain on scriptures") set the benchmark, and he maintains the same standard throughout. He displays comfort, confidence, great breath control, and spits lines that reference a wide range of topics and fields. He flows with ease, spitting every word with crisp clarity.

Read: Nasty C's Freestyle On Tim Westwood's Crib Session Is One For The Books

In the interview with Westwood, the MC discussed his upcoming EP, which has no release date yet, and features Burna Boy, Worlasi and Simi. He also spoke about being an immigrant in the west as an African and how the challenges you face build character, among other things.

Tim Westwood joins a long list of Ghanian artists who have appeared on Tim Westwood's show including Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Stonebwoy and more.

Watch the full freestyle and interview below:

M.anifest freestyle - Westwood www.youtube.com


M.anifest on Ghana, Sarkodie, Burna Boy, Kwesi Arthur, conscience rap, music journey - Westwood www.youtube.com

Read: Stogie T Totally Spazzes On Sway In The Morning Freestyle

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 โ€” after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week โ€” this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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