Highlife & Afrofuturism: M.anifest And Bisa Kdei's New Video For ‘W’ani Aba’

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest shares the music video for his single 'W'ani Aba,' featuring the eyewear designs of Serge Attukwei Clottey.

M.anifest. Photography by Bob Pixel.

Ghana’s very own, M.anifest, drops the music video for his single “W’ani Aba,” an infectious and mellow hip-hop tune featuring highlife singer Bisa Kdei.

The 4-minute visual, directed by Garth Von Glehn, sees M.anifest taking on the mythical persona of a quirky inventor whose sunglass creations transport wearers into an enlightening, illusory realm that includes afrofuturistic imagery and visuals of Pac-Man characters.

The crafty eyewear designs in the video were created by Serge Attukwei Clottey, the Ghanaian artist behind last year’s politically-charged creative movement “Afrogallonism.”

The visuals shift seamlessly between glossy, digital spaces and shots of Accra’s vibrant Jamestown and Madina neighborhoods.

Watch M.anifest's boundary-pushing music video for “W’ani Aba” below.


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