If you're asking how a man can cut a track for "a feeling that I've never had before," it's got to do with how Manu understands his artistry. "I am a versatile artist. I do music for seasons. It's life," he said. "What I want to do is to have a playlist of, if you want to hear rap, I've got that for you. And if you want to hear singing, I've got that too. Although my main persona is hip hop and I resonate in that space, through the way I dress and talk, but my musical ear is more than that."
Manu's ambitious plan with "NaLingi" and the sound it's shaping for him is to create the "soundtrack of Africa". The next step in his world domination plan is securing bookings at international music festivals. Head over to The Star
to hear him talk more on his dream "NaLingi" girl and how he dealt with being knocked out of the Top 10 of Vuzu's Hustle
. Rifumo Mdaka is a Johannesburg-based music writer who champions South African queer artists. When I'm bored, I watch iPhone keynotes and commercials. Read my website FDBQ Music and follow me on Twitter, @rifvmo