Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known in show business as SAMINI hails from the northern part of Ghana, specifically from a town called Wa.
Samini is by far Ghana’s biggest musical star at the moment! His genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He terms his brand of music as the “African dancehall”
His unsurpassed stage work is a true reflection of a musical icon that is destined top climb unto the top of world music.
His humble beginnings started when he was part of a melodious church choir at a tender age of 14, his burst onto the professional scene was triggered by a musical collaboration with another musician in 1999 after which he became a toast of fun loving Ghanaians with his impeccable lyrics and free style lyrics.
His maiden album-Dankwasere released in 2004 topped the local music charts for week’s un-ending there by winning two awards at the prestigious Ghana Music Awards. The hit track Linda remains one of the household tracks in Ghana today even years after its release.
Samini has climbed to greater heights in his carrier circles which has seen him shared the same stage along side, Sean Paul, Akon, Kelvin Little, Wayne Wonder, Shaggy, Ja-Rule, Damien Marley, Bennie Man, Jay-Z, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Culture of blessed memory ,Steel Pulse and Rita Marley .He’s done songs with ace musicians like Etana, Sway, Nameless and Steel pulse.
His industrious carrier has received international recognition which has earned him to perform in many countries including the UK, Nigeria, Germany, Italy, Canada, Holland and many more where thousands have trooped to the event site to be mesmerized with his performances.
His second album, SAMINI, which is still making waves on the local charts won him about three awards at the Ghana Music Awards 2007.In the same year, Batman Samini received international recognition when he was nominated and eventually won the Best African Act at the expense of well established musical icons on the continent at the MOBO Awards 2006 in UK. A nominee for MTV’s EMA Awards in Germany, Channel O Awards in South Africa and the Radiophonie Prize in France, Samini took the Best African Artiste Award at the Hip Hop World Awards in Nigeria. Without a doubt, Samini represents the future of African music and will continue to churn out the best of Music and hoist the African flag high.