The creative arts sector needs more lawyers and diligent professionals so says rapper M.anifest, born Kwame Ametepee Tsikata.
The rapper also decried frivolity in the entertainment space of Ghana.
He made the observation via Facebook, where he has close to a million followers, on Sunday, 9 October 2022.
“I’ve been seeing a lot of legal issues in the African music/arts ecosystem popping up lately,” the multiple award-winning artiste said.
“We could do with more entertainment lawyers and other diligent music professionals,” the social commentator and rapper noted adding an admonishment: “Not everyday rapping, singing and dancing.”
While the ‘Tomorrow’ hitmaker did not state what prompted this Facebook post, it comes after news of Coachella suing Ghana’s Afrochella for alleged trademark infringement and “intentionally trading on the goodwill of well-known Coachella festivals.”
Also, musician Kirani Ayat has accused Ghana’s presidency and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) of using shots from his ‘Guda’ music video for a tourism promo advert, without his permission.
Nicknamed M.dot, M.anifest’s father is a law and academic luminary called Tsatsu Tsikata.
The rapper’s latest project is an album titled ‘Madina to the Universe (MTTU)’.