From D’banj to Banky W, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage to mention a few, the Nigerian music industry keep witnessing singers who returned from Europe and the Americas with a few tracks and in no time they take charge of the music scene in the country.
The question now in the lips of many, is would the same story be told of Manifesto, a Nigerian who is based in Spain and returning to Nigeria?
“It is success we all pray for, and that is why we all are working, to make ends meet. To say the truth, I am not in Nigeria for an experiment. Rather, I am here to sit atop the game. That is why I am coming home,” the singer boosted.
In Europe, the issues of royalty and other factors militating against the music industry in Nigeria are very minimal. Then, why is Manifesto returning to Nigeria or is he frustrated by the facts that Europeans are not listening to him? To that, the shooting star states, “That is quite funny. It is not the case. They say ‘charity begins at home’. My music is a blend of Reggae and Hip Hop. Coming home will help me work with people who understand my craft. Do not forget, music is universal. So, anywhere I play it from, the world will listen to me.”
The Edo state born singer who also deals in importation of cars is steadily becoming a constant image in television screens across Africa with his efforts on the video titled “blessed me”. That is despite the completion of work on his new video “bless my hustle” ft Jumabee and Solid Star.
He also told us how his mother influences his music career; “My mother was a member of a village choral group and then a member was absent and her friends pressured her to give me a try. It’s because I was always around during their rehearsals. As they say, the rest is history”.