Manifest and Sarkodie have finally reunited. The unexpected reunion happened at this year’s M.anifestivities held at the Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra on Sunday.
Sarkodie who made a surprise appearance performed with M.anifest, sending the audience agog.
Manifest and Sarkodie in 2016 embroiled in one of the biggest rap beefs the country has ever witnessed.
After Sarkodie released his ‘Bossy’ track, M.anifest who could not fathom why Sarkodie used his name “in vain” replied with ‘godMC’. As industry persons argued over whether or not it was necessary for M.anifest to jab Sarkodie, the BET award-winner replied the ‘godMC’ track with ‘Kanta’.
Interestingly, political talk shows even focused on the feud because it had become the talk of town.
Speaking to GhanaWeb TV after the M.anifestivities, M.anifest said: “Before we went onto the stage, I think we sat in his car and I think we talked about an hour or more as musical comrades. It’s always been mutual respect so I think we had to show it to the people.
Calling the ‘beef’ he had with Sarkodie a competitive rivalry, M.anifest stated that history has been made with his reunion.
He says: “A lot of people thought because of the competitive rivalry we had they didn’t realize the mutual respect we have for each other. Even before we went on stage we spend a lot of time talking, just having a conversation because we both have respect for each other. And we just thought that this would be a great moment to show people that and we did.
“I think we made history together, we both have mutual respect for each other… I miss what people thought was such great ‘beef’. It’s just a competitive rivalry, there is nothing.
“We didn’t plan it like years ago, people thought it was orchestrated, we met recently and we had a quick conversation about it and big ups to the brethren for honouring his word.”
Other artistes who performed at the event were Trigmatic, Simi, Burna Boy, Kwesi Arthur, King Promise and Efya.