Growing up in Leeds Manuka has been writing music since she was a little girl, but only realised her musicality in songwriting up until two years ago. She has been inspired by her Indian classical training in Kolkata, India and love for folk, alternative sounds creating her own genre: ‘folkindia’.

Lately she has been travelling the UK and in parts of India performing her singles Baggy T, Forest Fire and her Debut EP ‘inspired’ (the first of a trilogy collection).