Artist: Emmanuel Andrews Samini

Emmanuel Andrews Samini (born 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana), known in show business as Samini (formerly Batman Samini), is a musical artist.

SaminiSamini hails from the town of Wa in the northern part of Ghana. He is Ghana’s biggest musical star at the present time. 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 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 album, Dankwasere released in 2004, topped the local music charts for weeks and won two awards at the Ghana Music Awards.[1] The track Linda from the album was a popular hit. He has shared the stage 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 Holland.

He received international recognition when he was nominated and won the best African musical act at the MOBO Awards in the United Kingdom in September 2006.[2] His second album was Samini for which he won three awards at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards,[3][4] and in February 2008, won the Best African Artist Award at the Hip Hop World Awards in Nigeria.[5] His third album, Dagaati, was released in 2008.[1][6]