Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Samini who is simply known in the music as Samini has taken a subtle swipe at Shatta Wale claiming that he is not fighting anybody for the ‘Africa Dancehall King’ title because he is the originator of the term.
During an interview with DJ Advicer on Happy FM‘s Ayekoo After Drive show, the ‘My Own’ hitmaker was asked if he is fighting to be relevant in the industry as the African Dancehall king following the emergence of artistes like Stonebwoy, Epixode, Jupitar and Shatta Wale, who has on countless occasions branded himself as the best on the continent.
“I’m a musician and dancehall is one of the things I do so when the kids want to flex their muscle, I just drop down the level to show them I’m still the boss,,”
“I’ve never fought over dancehall king title because I brought the term African dancehall king but someone is claiming it today but he has to give credit where it is due. Go listen to my African dancehall king track and you will realize it. My term in that song attracted people to claim that name upon themselves.”
“I’m not fighting with anyone over it because when you look at that genre, there were people doing way back before I came into the scene. In our time there was Sonny Bally, Ronnie Coaches, Borax, Terry Bonchaka, the list is endless but the term African dancehall was originated by me.
“When I hear people bragging I laugh because I don’t need to make noise about that. I appreciate everything that I’ve done so far and If my fans are happy, I’m happy because I appreciate them a lot.”
He is currently out with a single ‘Obaa’ which is enjoying massive airplay.