Manfred Inc

Manfred Inc (real name Manfred Petersen) is a South African Singer-Songwriter born in Cape Town, South Africa. Manfred grew up on the Cape Flats with an innate love and passion for music. He takes listeners on a captivating journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance out social injustices internalised and transformed by street performers. His lyrics are reflective of his ‘Cape Flats’ roots and embrace the essence of Manfred’s life from an urban perspective. His performances shine the spotlight on African artists, who like him create live music on the streets of Cape Town to earn a living and help beautify space by public art, powered by sound. Locations where music is played for survival and entertainment include Kalk Bay, Muizenberg and the Cape Town Botanical Gardens.

His love for music started with his mother and father who inspired him to follow in their footsteps. His mother had a musical voice and sung in Church and his father stirred on the creativeness in the family with his harmonica. They encouraged Manfred to be musically active with musical nights that would lead him to participate in Choir Sessions and Christmas Carols from the age of 7 at Klipfontein Primary School. His passion and talent for music grew over the years and upon finishing school went to Stellenbosh University for a bridging course where he saved up for his guitar and music lessons. Manfred is inspired by artists like John legend, Bruno Mars, Usher, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, and Enrique Iglesias.

Manfred’s debut single is called ‘Mr Real’ and Manfred shares that “it tells the story about a man having to convince himself of being a real, genuine gentleman to the lady he likes. He finds it difficult to prove his point, as she always wants to feel loved.” ‘Mr Real’ is perfect for fans of Ben Harper, John legend, Jack Johnson & Bobby Alu. Available on all streaming platforms

Manfred Inc – Mr Real

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Band/Artist location – Cape Town South Africa
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