Emmanuel Andrews Samini popularly known as Batman which lately changed to be Samini is a veteran Artist, Songwriter Performer and entrepreneur. He was born on the 22nd December 1981 in Dansoman where he grew as a hustler and also had a music upbringing
The ‘Linda’ hit maker with his unique talent which is exceptional in Africa has to be considered as the greatest of all time and also a legend. Why?
Here are the 5 greatest achievements which makes him the Greatest of all time
1. Studio Albums
Samini in addition has 7 studio albums’. The first album was released in 2004 which was the greatest album which is ‘’Dankwansere’’ which has a song titled ‘’Linda’’ and was hit for a long time which took him tours in Canada, UK and other countries which he decided to stay in United Kingdom and hustle but because Music was part of him he couldn’t stay , and also advised by his own brother from another mother Sonnie Bally to come back to Ghana and continue his music career. He came back to Ghana and decided to continue his music career.
Things went well for him so he gained an international recognition and he was awarded the best international act at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) awards in 2006.
After the Dankwansere album he featured many artist such Ofori amponsah,Tinny, Obour etc. which all these track made a his and also had many awards
He released his second album which was “Samini” which also a song title in the album. Samini made it in Ghana Music and in 2008 he got the Artist of the year at the Ghana Music Award which is now sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.
In that same year he released third debut album which Dagaati, C.E.O in 2010, next Page in 2013, Breaking News in 2015 and the 7th album untamed in 2018 which tops many reggae charts in Africa and Outside Africa and won the reggaeville 2018, as the album of the year.
2. Awards and Nominations
The High grade family Boss has won as many as 9 Awards in the Ghana music Award which is sponsored by Vodafone Ghana with 16 nominations which in the category of Hip life Artist of the year, Reggae Dancehall song and artist of the year and other categories which He won the Artist of the year in the year 2008. With other awards, he has a lot of awards like Kwame Nkrumah Music Award, MTV Africa award, Bass Africa award and many nominations
The “my own “singer has many features both foreign and local
Some of the locals artist has featured are Sarkodie Shata Wale , Stonebwoy , Kwabena Kwabena,Kofi Kinaata ,Kaakie, Luther etc. and these song he featured was a hit and many award been grabbed by these songs.
With the foreign musicians, he has featured artist like wiskid from Nigeria, Busy Singnal, Popcaan Demarco all from Jamaica and had a performance with one of the influential artist in Jamaica “Kranium”. With all of these tracks gets recognition in both foreign and local platforms.
Samini started his muscal career signing for thegroup and a lebel called Ashanti international which was with artist like Nana King, Kwik Aktion etc.
And then started his own label called the High Grade Family, after he left the previously mentioned label.
With this label, there are numerous artists which got their breakthrough in the music business. Some of the artist are Stonebwoy, Kofi Kinaata , Kaakie etc. amd currently Deon Boakye who is also making waves for his upbringing.
5. Contributions In the industry
Samini as a musician and an entrepreneur have contributed massively in the music industry in Ghana. He always put Ghana first anytime when it comes to entertainment and also helps in the upbringing of many musician in Ghana. He helped stonebwoy to gain recognition in Ghana when he was signed on the label; he also helped Kofi kinaata by featuring in a lot of songs and also signing him into the label. Other artist like Kaakie Ghetho KB etc. was all Artists who call him God father.
With his outstanding communicative performance on stage makes him the best performer in Ghana and have also saved many situations on stage. Example is 2019 VGMA incidents where two artists were fighting. The spectators and some other artist lost interest in the staying on for the awards but with his performance made the fans enjoyed and the show continued.
Samini is one of the greatest of all time in Ghana.