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Emmanuel Andrews Samini
Birth name Emmanuel Andrew's Samini
Also known as Samini, Batman Samini
Born (1981-12-22) December 22, 1981 (age 33)
Accra, Ghana
Origin Dansoman, Accra, Ghana
Genres Dancehall, reggae, hip-life
Occupation(s) Rapper, raga, singer, actor, entrepreneur
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels High Grade Family
Associated acts Stonebwoy, Kaakie, Muma Gee, Wizkid, Kwabena Kwabena, Elivava

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 four 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. [1][2] [3][4][5]

Background lnformation[edit]

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;[6] it topped the local music charts for weeks and won two awards at the Ghana Music Awards.[7] The album was supported by the single "Linda". He has performed alongside Sean Paul, Akon, Kevin Little, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Damien 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.[citation needed]

He received international recognition when he won the "Best African Act" at the 2006 MOBO Awards.[8] After releasing his second self-titled studio album, Samini, he won three awards at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards.[9][10] In February 2008, Samini won the "African Artiste of the Year" award at the The Headies.[11] His third studio album, Dagaati, was released in 2008.[7][12]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Dankwasere (2004)
  • Samini (2007)
  • Dagaati (2008)
  • High-grade (2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]




  1. ^ "Batman Samini". Click Afrique. 7 October 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Batman Samini". Modern Ghana. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. ^ Nyarko, Scholastica (25 August 2007). "Batman Samini in line for another int'l music award". The Statesman. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ Debrah, Ameyaw (8 February 2009). "Ghana artist performs at US show". Africa News. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  5. ^ Ebenezer, Anangfio Jnr. (18 June 2010). Retrieved 2010-06-18.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Ebenezer, Anangfio Jnr. (22 October 2010). Retrieved 2010-09-22.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ a b Levy, Leighton (25 January 2009). "ini seeks perfect Jamaican sound". The Gleaner (Jamaica). Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  8. ^ Schlockermann, Ilka (September 2006). "Batman Samini crowned Best African act at the MOBO AwardsMOBO Awards 2006". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  9. ^ "Batman Samini sweeps Ghana Musical Award.". Click Afrique. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  10. ^ "2007 Ghana Music Awards - Batman Samini tops them all". Modern Ghana. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  11. ^ "Singer, Samini presents award to MTN". Ghana News. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  12. ^ Addo, Francis (16 August 2008). "Samini Drops New Album". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  13. ^ MOBO Awards 2006
  14. ^ Museke: MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2009 winners

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