Manafest, born Chris Greenwood, kicked-off his career with a rap-rock sound, but later he changed gears and returned with a more traditional hip-hop style. He was born and raised in Pickering, Ontario, Canada.
In 2001, Manafest debuted with his EP, Misled Youth. The release garnered ”Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year” for the song ”Freedom” at the GMA Canada Covenant Awards in 2002. The following year, Manafest released his first full-length album, My Own Thing, and attracted the notice of Trevor McNevan of the Ontario-based rock band Thousand Foot Krutch. This led to his signing with an internationally distributed label, BEC Recordings, where his Epiphany was released in 2005.
Manafest became fully independent as of early 2015 and continues to write and record music.