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Manu Worldstar


Manu Worldstar

We joined in the studio by hip hop artist Manu Worldstar, hot off the heels of his chart topping Afro-Beat single “Nalingi”. His sound has been described across many genres from hip hop, afro-beat, to pop.

He grew up in johannesburg to Congolese parents who were both pastors. Manu gained his love for music at the young age of 10 years old, back when he used to accompany his mother to her choir practices at church, and that’s when he realised that music brought out his true self. This led to him joining the church choir, and by the time he was 13 years old, he had joined a band called C-Kalz. They considered themselves a family band as it consisted of three of his close friends, and biological brother. Even though he is now a rapper, Manu started out in the industry as a singer, which is what also makes his voice and sound so unique, as he is able to transition between the two.

His hit single ‘Nalingi’ was influenced by the woman in his life at the time, but also from growing up in a house with his mother and sister, as they also were able to influence him on how to reach the female audience. The song was on a number of charts, reaching #1 on the YFM Bomb Chart, #3 on the YFM Top 40 chart, and #17 on the %FM Top 40 Chart, among others.

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