About M3NSA

M3NSA recorded his 2nd Album ‘No. 1 MANGO STREET’ (which launches October 2, 2010), as a yearning shout out to the land of his birth. He pays homage and takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane, vividly depicting the rich, varied nuances of Ghanaian life from an adult, almost outsider perspective. This album, mixed and mastered by GRAMMY AWARD WINNING engineer Ed Reed, features a perfect blend of well known and rising gifted artists with an authentic feel of West African high-life beautifully fused with an organic hip-hop sound. This unique 14 track collection is excitingly new yet strangely familiar. MOBO nominated- Best African Act (2010), this upcoming album is proof of the great artiste M3NSA is.
Named as one of BBC’s Top 50 Ghanaians and recipient of multiple accolades (KORA Awards, Ghana Music Awards and M-Net’s Channel O), M3NSA is known as one of the most versatile artists in today’s industry.  This London-based Ghanaian artist discovered his passion for music in the church choir. A passion he began to ardently pursue when he made his first foray into the industry by forming The Lifeline Family, a short-lived hip-life band, which released one album.

Following the demise of the band, M3NSA discovered a flair for producing great music that was soon recognized by Reggie Rockstone, founder of hip-life, Ghana’s innovative blend of highlife and hip-hop. He produced two hit tracks for Rockstone’s album Me Ka. Impressed by the incredible talent, Rockstone quickly enlisted young M3NSA to produce his fourth album, Last Show. An album which, went on to be critically and commercially acclaimed.
With the success of those songs, M3NSA became the go-to producer for laid back hip-life music and was sought after by the cream of international music’s finest. To date, he has worked with Wanlov the Kubolor, producing the big hit Kokonsa, and recorded with VIP, Obrafour, Tic Tac, Tinny, KK Fosu and Samini. However, M3NSA is not just an exceptional producer, but also a promising emcee and singer who is recognised worldwide. He has toured Europe with hip-hop legends like the “The Wu-Tang Clan” and “The Roots" and worked with some of Africa’s heavy hitters such as Sway, Asa and Nneka.

His versatility is what makes him one of the most sought after artists today. It is what inspired one of London's most respected DJ/Producer Richy Pitch to recruit and feature M3NSA on 7 out of the 13 songs on his new LP 'YE FRE MI RICHY PITCH'. This is an album Richy recorded in Ghana and London with Ghana's most respected artists. It is set to be released on BBE in June.

This triple threat - a multi faceted talent; singer/ songwriter/producer – has again broken into another creative sphere – acting. M3NSA is currently promoting a film dubbed 'COZ OV MONI' - the world's first Pidgen musical, in which he stars with Wanlov the Kubolor  (the super rap duo now known as F.O.K.N Bois). A story about a very eventful day in the lives of two friends living in the Heart of Accra. It is hilarious. It is animated. It is inspiring. And it is controversial, with all dialogue and communication in verse and song! It definitely offers the  much needed 'new-ness' into the film/musical scene. To date the film has been accepted to the Rio International Film Festival (Brazil) Pan African Film Festival (Los Angeles) Black Filmmakers International Film Festival (London) Pan African Film Festival (Cannes) and Headliner Movie at African Weekender (Sussex). 

"Pure, undiluted earthly talent!" Reggie Rockstone (Reginald Osei, the Godfather of Hiplife)
''Considered by many as one of the hardest working men in the fusion of TRUE SCHOOL HIP HOP and WEST AFRICAN HOME GROWN HIPLIFE'' LAST fm"M3NSA has an amazing talent: good flow with conscious lyrics" DJ Richy Pitch
''One of the Top 50 British Ghanaians to look out for'' BBC
''M3nsa is one of the most respected rappers in Ghana and one of the mainstays since the beginning of the hiplife movement'' Museke.com''No.1 Mango Street is one of those albums which will help bring to the menu what Hip-hop has been missing for a long time'' AfroPopMag
Single ‘No One Knows’ out on digital release 25th October
Album No.1 Mango Street OUT SOON