Samini and Band

Samini and Band

credit: Kariba Photography, Seattle WA

Samini and Band - UNTAMED

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 later.

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. He received international recognition when he won the "Best African Act" at the 2006 MOBO Awards. He also has several awards including an MTV Africa Music Award for Best Performer along many nomitations including MTV European Music Awards.

Samini now has 7 Studio Albums to his credit. The Seventh titled "untamed", A 22 record Reggae Album was released on 22nd of December 2018 (his birthday) and is already making great strides by climbing 8th on the World Reggae Billboard Chart and also a nomination from ReggaeVille Awards for Best Album.

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Genre: Reggae
Subgenre: Dub / Dancehall
From: Accra, GHANA