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Samini Biography, Achievements, Music Career, Awards, Songs & Net Worth

Samini Biography, Real Age, Achievements, Music Career, Awards, Songs & Net Worth

Samini (formerly as Batman Samini) whose birth name is Emmanuel Andrews Sammini (born 22nd December 1981 in Accra, Ghana) is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. His pattern of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He calls his kind of music as the “African Dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his record label after he left the aforementioned label.

Samini has released a total of seven 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 artists.

On the 13th day of December 2018, Samini was en-skinned as a Chief in his hometown. The title given to him by the WaNaa (Paramount Chief of Wa) is `Pebilii Naa’, which means `King of the Rocks’ in Wa.

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Samini Musical Career, Life & Achievements

Samini started singing in a Church Choir at age of 14 and became a professional musician after a musical collaboration with another musician back in 1999. His debut studio album “Dankwasere” was released in 2004; 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 has performed alongside the likes of Sean Paul, Akon, Kevin Little, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Damian Marley, Bennie Man, Jay-Z, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Culture (Joseph Hill) 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.

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 then 2007 Vodafone 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. After launching his 7th studio album on 22nd December 2018 titled “UNTAMED” he won the Reggaeville 2018, Album of the Year.

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Samini Awards Nominations

  • 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 Dance hall Song (scatter bad mind)
  • 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 Dance hall Song
  • Bass Awards 2013– Best Collaboration (Time Bomb ft Wizkid)
  • Bass Awards 2013– Best Dance hall Music Video
  • MOAMA Awards 2010– Best African album
  • Ghana DJ Awards- Song of the Year 2010
  • Ghana Music Awards UK 2018 – Reggae/Dance hall song of the year
  • Ghana music awards UK 2019-Special recognition award
  • Ghana Music Awards 2020-Reggae/Dance hall artist of the year
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Awards Won by Samini

  • 2005 Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2005 HipLife Artist of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2007 African Magic Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2007 Pop Song of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2007 Record Song of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2011 Album of the Year at Ghana Music Awards
  • 2009 Best Performer at MTV African Music Awards
  • 2013 Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste of the Year) at Bass Awards
  • 2013 Best Performer(Reggae/Dancehall) at Bass Awards
  • 2013 Best Dancehall Artiste at Bass Awards
  • 2011 Most Gifted Reggae Dancehall Video Artist at Channel O Music Video Awards
  • 2010 Best African Act at The Headies.

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