Dancehall act, and multiple award winning sensation, Samini has stated that he deliberately decided not to feature anyone on his reggae album because he wanted to stand out as a Ghanaian reggae artist.
Emmanuel Andrew Samini, C.E.O of High Grade Music has revealed in an interview on Accra based radio network, Hitz Fm, that his decision not to feature anyone on his exclusively reggae album, “Untamed” was deliberate because he had wanted to stand out as a Ghanaian reggae artist.
According to Samini, he had featured other musicians on all his six albums, but he wanted to try something new on this particular album, as he explained to Andy Dosty, host of the show. He further added that Grammy nominated music production house, Loud City, inspired and encouraged him to keep it like that.
“I wanted to stand out as a Ghanaian reggae artist. It was deliberate and Loud City inspired that I keep it like that. Loud City is a Grammy nominated Reggae music production house, that were excited working with an African reggae artist for the first time”.
In addition he said that “they actually inspired that I do even most of the harmonies all by myself. They heard my harmonies and felt that it was unique, I was singing everything by myself. So let’s keep it like that but throw a few female voices to spice it up”.
He reiterated that there have been a lot of reggae artists like, Ras Kimono, Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, Bob Marley who didn’t have to feature anybody on their album, but they made the hits without featuring anybody on their albums.
Recently, Samini has been in the news for being sacked out of a Senior High School, Ebenezer Senior High School, a Senior High school based in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra for wearing dread locks as his brand.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI