On the Rise

On the Rise: Mannywellz

The child of immigrant parents, Mannywellz was always aware of the privilege that came with living in America. Seeing a life in Nigeria and in United States of America, he had the opportunity of making a calculated decision on which country he claimed more. Through his music, he’s often leaned into his Nigerian side, blending his experiences as a second generation American into his rhythms and melodies.

 

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Mirage, his EP, is a reflection of his life. First as a Nigerian born American citizen, and second as a human navigating life towards his purpose. In our conversation, Mannywellz spoke with such conviction and purity. Its easy to see how his music has an effect on people; it’s just as honest as he is. Not one to shy away from seeking justice and speaking up for the little people, Mannywellz is vocal about his stance when it comes to American politics and its governments policies as it relates to immigrants.

The young musician loads his melodies with honesty on love, relationships and life. Featuring Tems, VanJess and heavy weight rapper Wale, Mirage is a manifestation of the perfection he strives for.

Right before the release of his album and the 2020 USA presidential elections, Mirage, we had the opportunity to speak with Mannywellz. The conversation centered around his life in Nigeria and America, using music as a stepping stone to his purpose and the upcoming elections.

Listen to the full interview below:

 

Benewaah is the lead curator and editor at Harmattan Rain. Her love for music is closely rivaled by her love for plantain.

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