Dancehall and Hip-Life star Samini (born Emmanuel Samini), started out his musical career in 1999, in his local Church choir. He released his first single in 2004 and shortly after gained international recognition with a collaboration with Reggae legends, Steel Pulse. He won the prestigious MOBO award for best African artiste in 2006.
He won the artiste of the year award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2007 and best African artiste award at the Headies in 2008. He has released several hit singles, such as "Linda" and "Dagaati". He continues to tour internationally and locally in his native Ghana, to a strong fanbase.