Biography of Samini


Samini, whose real name is Emmanuel Andrews Samini, was born on December 22, 1982, in Accra, Ghana. He is a renowned Ghanaian reggae and dancehall recording artist from Wa, Ghana.

Early Life and Education

Samini was born to Mr. G.A Samini and Theresa Nusala. He had his basic and primary education at Holy Family Basic School and then continued at St Margaret Mary Sec School, Dansoman for his secondary education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Project Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).


Samini began his music career as an underground artist, participating in Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. His genre of music is a melodious mixture of high life, dance hall, reggae and hip-hop. He terms his brand of music “African dance hall”.

He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label. Samini has released seven studio albums, all of which have been 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.


Samini’s contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the “Best African Act” at the 2006 MOBO Awards. On December 13, 2018, Samini was en-skinned as a Chief in his home town. 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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