Samini

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Samini
Samini-Dagaati.jpg
Background information
Birth name Emmanuel Andrews Samini
Also known as Samini, Batman Samini
Born (1981-12-22) December 22, 1981 (age 34)
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 Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kaakie, Muma Gee, Asumadu, 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 Six 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, Damian 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 Headies.[11] His third studio album, Dagaati, was released in 2008.[7][12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Dankwasere (2004)
  • Samini (2007)
  • Dagaati (2008)
  • C.E.O (2010)
  • Next Page (2013)
  • Breaking News (2015)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Ref
2016 Party Away N/A [13]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2015 Enkasa As featured artist N/A [14]
2016 Ye Ko Paapi N/A [15]
2015 New Style N/A [16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Samini awards and nominations
Totals
Awards won 16
Nominations 31

MOBO Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2006 Himself Best African Act[17] Won

The Headies[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2010 Himself Best African Act[18] Won

Channel O Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2011 Himself Most Gifted Reggae Dancehall Video Artist[19] Won

Bass Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2013 Himself Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year)[20] Won
Best Performer(Reggae/Dancehall)[20] Won
Best Dancehall Artiste[20] Won

MTV Africa Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2009 Himself Best Performer[21] Won

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2005 Himself Artiste of the Year[22] Won
HipLife Artist Of The Year[22] Won
2007 Himself African Magic Artiste of the Year[23] Won
Pop Song Of The Year[23] Won
Record Song Of The Year[23] Won
2011 Himself Album of the Year[24] Won

Nominations[edit]

  • 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - Best African Act
  • 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards - Best Performer
  • Black Canadian Awards 2014- Best International Act
  • Ghana Music Awards 2014- Artist Of The Year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2014- Reggae Dancehall Song (scatter badmind)
  • Ghana Music Awards 2011- Artist Of The Year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2011 - Afro Pop Song Of The Year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2011- Album Of The Year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2012- Reggae Song Of The Year
  • IRWM Awards- Best African Entertainer
  • Bass Awards 2013- Most Popular Dancehall Song
  • Bass Awards 2013- Best Collaboration (Time Bomb ft wiz kid)
  • Bass Awards 2013- Best Dancehall Music Video
  • MOAMA Awards 2010- Best African album
  • Ghana DJ Awards- Song Of The Year

References[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). "Samini, Richie, Asem, Eazzy & OJ Blaq Signs To RockStar 4000". GhanaCelebrities.com. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ Ebenezer, Anangfio Jnr. (22 October 2010). "Samini Releases A New Album: From Dankwansere (Batman) To ‘C.E.O’". GhanaCelebrities.com. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  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. ^ "New Music Samini - Party Away feat. Stonebwoy (Prod. by Brainy Beatz)". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Music Video K.K Fosu - Enkasa feat. Samini". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Music Video Samini - Ye Ko Paapi feat. K.K Fosu". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  16. ^ ""New Style" Samini shoots video for new single in USA, premieres at Danstadorm". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "BATMAN SAMINI, FROM GHANA, NAMED BEST AFRICAN ACT @ MOBO AWARDS". John Higginson. 21 September 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2006. 
  18. ^ "List Of Nominees Of Hiphopworldawards 2008". olayokun. February 1, 2008. Retrieved Feb 2, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Samini wins Ghana's first ever channel o award". Ernest Dela. August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  20. ^ a b c "Samini tops maiden edition of BASS Awards + Full list of winners". Ameyaw Debrah. July 6, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Samini wins Best African Performer Award". Daily Graphic. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  22. ^ a b "Samini". Ghana Music.com. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  23. ^ a b c "2007 GHANA MUSIC AWARDS- BATMAN SAMINI TOPS THEM ALL". Modern Ghana. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2007. 
  24. ^ "MTN Ghana Music Awards full llist of winners". 9 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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