It is well known that one of the ways to make music aside making your own tracks is to feature on someone else’s track.
After all two heads are better than one. So in our minds for so long we have always thought that all artistes charge for appearing on tracks but this is not the case. For every rule, there is an exception.
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M.anifest who recently admitted that the reason why he did not have any nominations at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was because he did not submit any of his works due to professional reasons made this revelation in a recent interview.
Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest has revealed that he takes no money before accepting to feature for his colleague musicians. According to him, he looks out for talented musicians rather than money when it comes to collaborating on a song. He cited instances where he randomly downloaded a song of one of his fans and had a remixed version with him without taking a penny.
He told Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz that “I have never charged anyone for a feature. …money is not the motive…”, M.anifest said.
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Asked if the music industry is lucrative enough for him to shun charges for features, M.anifest he explained: “I won’t paint a rosy picture; there are high times and difficulties”.
According to him, he is not in the music business for financial reasons but rather to make a difference with his music and to collaborate with artistes who share his mentality of making a difference through music.