Former Member of Parliament for Adenta Constituency and Presidential Staffer, Kojo Adu-Asare has hailed Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste Samini for his dexterity and lyrical ability, saying he does not do “pedestrian music.”
In his appearance on GH One TV’s mid-day entertainment show ‘RythmzLive One-on-One’ Wednesday, the politician, who traces his involvement in music to the early days of the dynamic group VIP, showered praises on the multiple award-winning Samini.
“I have a lot of respect for Samini because he’s got a style. He can hold a crowd, knows what to do to hold his crowd back-to-back. He does the live band thing more than the others [artistes] and that is the part I like about him,” Hon. Kojo Adu-Asare told Berla Mundi.
The trendy politician added: “He [Samini] is very lyrical, very sharp in the mind and he doesn’t just sing. His songs are heavy and carry a lot of weight. He doesn’t do pedestrian works.
“Until he came out on his own, he did a lot of collaborations and I can say without any equivocation that he even made those songs popular with his contributions. Songs with Obrafour, the Mad-Cobras, the King Davids, I can say it was his version that made them popular.\”
Adu-Asare, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Fund also advised Samini to not veer off his music style.
“I have a lot of respect for his style and I believe he still got a lot in him.
He only has to realign himself; he doesn’t have to follow the flow and just go according to what he knows best. Samini’s style should just keep going.”
Born Emmanuel Andrews Samini, the 34-year-old began his music career in 1999 initially with the stage name Batman Samini.
Samini’s genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop which he terms as “African dancehall”.