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Samini Biography

Emmanuel Andrews Samini (born 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana), known by his stage name Samini (formerly as Batman Samini), is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. 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”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.

Samini has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes

EARLY LIFE & MUSIC CAREER:

He started singing in a church choir at the age of 14, and became a professional musician after a musical collaboration with another musician in 1999. His debut studio album, Dankwasere, was released in 2004; it topped the local music charts for weeks and won two awards at the Ghana Music Awards. The album was supported by the single “Linda“. He has performed alongside Sean Paul, Akon, Kevin Little, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Damian Marley, Bennie Man, Jay-Z, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Culture (of Blessed Memory) and Steel Pulse. He collaborated with Steel Pulse and Etana from Jamaica. He has received international recognition and toured the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, and the Netherlands.

He received international recognition when he won the “Best African Act” at the 2006 MOBO Awards. After releasing his second self-titled studio album, Samini, he won three awards at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards. In February 2008, Samini won the “African Artiste of the Year” award at The Headies. His third studio album, Dagaati, was released in 2008.

Studio Album

2004 — Dankwasere
2007 — Samini
2008 — Dagaati
2010 — C.E.O
2013 — Next Page
2015 — Breaking News

Awards & Nominations

Ghana Music Awards
2005:
Artiste of the Year | Won
HipLife Artist Of The Year | WON

2007
African Magic Artiste of the Year | WON
Pop Song Of The Year | WON
Record Song Of The Year | WON

2011
Album of the Year | WON

MTV Africa Music Awards:
2009
Best Performer | won

Bass Awards:
2013
Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year)| WON
Best Performer(Reggae/Dancehall) | WON
Best Dancehall Artiste | WON

Channel O Music Video Awards:
2011
Most Gifted Reggae Dancehall Video Artist | WON

The Headies:
2010
Best African Act | WON

MOBO Awards:
2006
Best African Act | WOn

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