Multiple award winning dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, who is known by his stage name as Samini, has said he was forced to change his name Batman due to an embarrassment, he suffered in the hands of a minor fan some years back.
The musician who rode on the back of a controversially laced, sexually explicit single ‘Linda’ said he once travelled to London where he was asked by a minor fan of his whether he could fly like the popularly movie character Batman.
In an exclusive interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm he said, he travelled to London and was told there was a minor fan that wanted to meet him.
According to Samini, he made efforts to meet with his fan but on the day they met, the minor asked him if he could fly and at that point, I felt embarrassed. That formed part of the reasons why I changed my name from Batman to Samini, he added.
Samini became popular with his hit single, ”Linda’.
His song ‘Linda’ became an instant hit, and enjoyed nationwide rotation.
He won two awards with the controversial song; Hiplife Artist of the Year and New Hiplife Artist of the Year.
Linda was the first single off his debut album ‘Dankwansere’ whicvh songs like Gyae Shi’ another controversial song.
Samini in the early part of his career featured on almost every hit song in the country until he went solo.
Samini developed love for music and wrote his first song at age 14.
He expressed gratitude to Nana King’s Ashanti International Studios in Dansoman, which he said paved way for him.
According to him, his father never supported his decision to pursue a career in music but his dad finally gave in at the latter part of his career.
Samini used to carry food from Nima to Dansoman where his mother was selling and this was in an effort by his father to discourage him from going to Fun world, a kids entertainment event in the late 90s.