Cupid’s Crooked Bow is the second single from M.anifest’s new album ‘Nowhere Cool’. M.anifest (born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata) is an award winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter. He has worked with the likes of Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen and Erykah Badu.
“I’ve always loved what M.anifest is saying and this record is no exception. He’s a brilliant lyricist.” – Damon Albarn.
The BBC tipped him as one of four acts to look out for in 2012 and in 2013, M.anifest won Best Rapper of the Year and Hip Hop Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards. In 2015 M.anifest’s single ‘Someway Bi’ earned him a third place honour in the International Songwriters Competition.
In the same year, The Guardian named M.anifest as “The foremost rapper on the continent”.
“Cupid’s bow was crooked and found the wrong lover. That’s how it’s felt in some of my prior relationships. 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. Nomisupasta is easily one of my favourite contemporary voices in Africa, and she smashed it on this one.” – M.anifest.