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Materialism in music is tragic -M.anifest

chronicle June 4, 2019

“It is tragic” today’s music preaches materialism, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, has observed.

“We are promoting material things like Ferrari and Gucci most of which we do not have stocks in. I think this a bit of a let-down,” Kwame Ametepee Tsikata said on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday.

He wants musicians to mould society to accept higher virtues such as success, excellence and happiness instead.

“I am not against the business side of the music but it goes beyond that,” he clarified.

“If you just entered the university and you are not making money but thinking of every new phone that comes, instead of looking for work, then I think it is a bit tragic,” he commented on the effects of preaching materialism in the society.

He said, “I have never tied myself to material things.”

M.anifest is a Ghanaian rapper, singer and songwriter reputed for his international appeal. He won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop song of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.

He has worked with several artists with international appeal including Damon Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen and has compelling albums including Nowhere Cool and The Price of Free EP.

Credit: myjoyonline.com

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