VIDEO: Manika featuring Lil Twist’s “Just Can’t Let You Go”


Hapa girls of the world, UNITE! You may feel a need to find a fantastic summer song this year, and this is a possible contender. It’s a new artist by the name of Manika, who is ethnically mixed up like the person who is writing this thing you’re reading now. In her case, she’s Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Spanish, or as we Hawaiians like to call it, “all chop suey”. Regardless of her blends, she is someone who will hopefully make a dent in music, and with Evan Bogart helping on some of her new songs (Bogart has worked with, among others, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Beyonce), there is sure to be a buzz about her for the rest of the year and the next.