GHANAIAN Reggae and Dancehall great, Samini, is set to release new music on Sunday July 1. Titled Obaa, the record follows his award-winning 2017 love song, My Own, and will be published under the singer’s HighGrade Family imprint.
His HighGrade Family is currently home to singer, Deon Boakye, with whom he recently collaborated on You Do All.
A renowned live performer, Samini has performed alongside Sean Paul, Akon, Kevin Little, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Damian Marley, Bennie Man, Jay-Z, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Culture, Steel Pulse among others.
He has also collaborated with the likes of Kelly Rowland, WizKid, Mac Tontoh, MI Abaga, and Reggie Rockstone.
Samini, born Emmanuel Andrews Samini on 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana is a 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's success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.
His debut studio album, Dankwasere, was released in 200 and 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 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.