Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known by stage name Samini has revealed that his ability to stay focused and stick to the rules of the game is one of his secrets to staying relevant and consistent in the music industry.
Samini released his maiden single, Linda, in 2001 under the stage name Batman. That was one of the biggest hit of the time and he went on to chalk so many successes each year. He is noted for his amazing stage performances, silky voice and unique dreadlocks which mostly melt the heart of ladies. He has gone on to be in the mainstream for over 18 years record so many hit songs including Samini, Movement, Tempo, Sweet Mistake to mention just a few.
Sharing his secrets with students of the University of Ghana at the recently held Masterclass as part of this year’s Saminifest and release of his new album titled ‘Untamed’ on how he has kept his relevance in the game for so long, he said;
I did it by staying focused and also sticking to the rules of the game.As an artiste building yourself, you are supposed to practice and practice as much as you can with the best of your ability and capability before demand start to come for what you do. Because immediately the demand start coming, it going to eat into how much time you have to focus on yourself trying to develop more.
He further went on to say that an individuals failure to practice in his or her prime stages of their career will affect them in the latter stages.
If you are a professional and don’t have a practice history, you are gonna be found wanting when good competitors come in.
This year’s Saminifest will be going down on Saturday at the Osu Oxford Street from 3pm till late with performances from Kidi, Rocky Dawuni, Yaa Pono, Jupitar, Ras Kuuku, Teephlow, Edem, Kelvynbwoy etc.