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Samini

Samini

Emmanuel Andrews Sammini popularly known by his stage name Samini (formerly as Batman Samini), is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dance hall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana

1981

Born
22 December 1981

Born

Samini was born on December 22, 1981, in Accra, Ghana.

1999

Early life
26 June 1999

Early life

Samini began his musical journey in a church choir at the age of 14 and later turned professional after collaborating with another musician in 1999. His debut album, Dankwasere, released in 2004, achieved significant success, topping local music charts, winning awards at the Ghana Music Awards, and featuring the hit single "Linda." He has had the opportunity to perform alongside renowned artists such as Sean Paul, Akon, Shaggy, and Jay-Z, and has gained international recognition through tours in the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, and the Netherlands.

2018

Awards and honours
26 June 2018

Awards and honours

Samini gained international recognition when he was awarded "Best African Act" at the 2006 MOBO Awards. He continued to garner success, winning three awards at the 2007 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards after releasing his self-titled second album. Additionally, he was honored with the "African Artiste of the Year" award at The Headies in February 2008. His subsequent albums, including "Dagaati" in 2008 and "UNTAMED" in 2018, have also achieved acclaim, with the latter earning him the Reggaeville 2018 Album of the Year award.

2018

Enstooled as Chief
13 December 2018

Enstooled as Chief

On December 13, 2018, Samini was honored in his hometown as he was bestowed the title of Pebilii Naa', which translates to King of the Rocks' in Wa. This recognition came from the WaNaa, the Paramount Chief of Wa, solidifying Samini's status as a Chief in his community.

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