‘My Own,‘ a song by Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Samini is “fantastic” says Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“It’s a great song. It has all the rhythms, the arrangement, and all that – fantastic.” stated Anas to Francis Abban, host of Morning Starr on Starr 103.5 FM Thursday morning.
The visual of the song released in July 2017 has close to a million views on Youtube. It won ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards.
The song resuscitated the career of Samini after a few years’ absence on the Ghanaian mainstream music scene.
In a May 2018 interviewm he claimed he was the originator and KIng of African Dancehall music.
He told Mikki Osei Berko on ‘After Hours’ on TV3 that he’s managed to maintain the top spot because he minds his own business.
“African Dancehall is the genre I created so I’m still the King for that. Foreign market for African Dancehall is huge. Africa is doing Dancehall from the authentic point of view so then it becomes a specialized genre from African. Ghanaians or West Africans do dancehall music almost close to how Jamaicans do it.”
The ‘My Own’ act signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. He left the label to High Grade Family.
Samini has six studio albums to his credit. He ahas won multiple awards both in Ghana, and around the world.