After speculations that he learnt how to sing Raga and the theatrics of stage performance under Samini, Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has finally cleared the air.
Stonebwoy, whose ‘Pull Up’ hit song got nominated in the Reggae/Dancehall category for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), was under the Samini Music Record Label for sometime before breaking away.
He told News-One that his relationship with Samini was one of mutual benefit but denied reports that Samini trained him.
Stonebwoy, also known as Livingston E. Satekla, explained that he used to hang out a lot with Samini in his early days and that made some people to conceive the notion that he was studying under Samini.
“Samini and I rolled together; therefore most definitely, you should know that there is going to be exchange of influences. I would say I respect Samini so much but to clear the air, check my works and check Samini’s works; can you get any clue?” the ‘Real Warrior’ singer quizzed.
Stonebwoy stated that his flair in singing rubbed off a bit on Samini and influenced the latter to do more singing.
“But you can get a clue from Samini turning to really sing now. He can confess to you sincerely that I am the influence of his singing because you can check all of my records,” he revealed.
“Samini has always been a big brother and will always be a big brother. So you should expect what big brothers would exchange but I believe that it doesn’t always have to go down to the fact that it is only the little brother that gained. We should also check it and understand that maybe the influence of the little brother also made impact to a certain level on the big brother, but that is what it is. Big ups Samini, Shatta Wale, Jupiter and all the uprisings in Dancehall,” he said.