MANJAKANI, originated from a meeting between Taufan and Nabilla at the same educational institution. This couple’s interest in music gave birth to a unique creativity. Muhammad Taufan Eka Prasetya and Nabilla Syafani continued their music projects seriously, until finally the name MANJAKANI was formed as a duo from Pontianak.
June 2015, was the beginning of MANJAKANI’s journey. By having the courage to perform his own songs while performing, it turns out that MANJAKANI’s work that combines the sweet harmonization of vocals and acoustic guitar playing is quite acceptable to music lovers in Pontianak.
The name MANJAKANI itself is taken from the name of the fruit, which both MANJAKANI personnel like the word.
As of 2019, MANJAKANI has released three singles and a digital Music Video entitled “Asmaraweda” “Tamarind” and a video lyrics “Sabda Rindu”. Asmaraweda at that time can be obtained free of charge via the music portal www.rollingstone.co.id. for now, the three singles can still be heard via streaming music services as well as on several radios throughout Indonesia. At the event “Record Store Day 2019” Manjakani succeeded in releasing a cassette containing 2 singles “Asmaraweda & Sabda Rindu” which was limited in print and in collaboration with Navasvara Records. Thanks to Asmaraweda, the name MANJAKANI is slowly becoming known to the music public outside the city of Pontianak, West Kalimantan.
From 2016 to the present, MANJAKANI has the opportunity to introduce its work to several cities in Indonesia and outside Indonesia such as Jakarta, Bandung, Yogya, Surabaya, Malang, Bali, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Jambi, Palembang, Lampung & Kuching, Malaysia. . And in 2019 Manjakani also had the opportunity to have an exclusive contract with one of the providers as a “Brand Ambassador”.
For now, Manjakani is in the process of making its first album to be released in 2020, Manjakani hopes that this first album can be a wider introduction and a further journey.