Batman (Best of All Time MAN) Samini is originally known as Emmanuel Samini. Samini means Rain God in his native language. He has now dropped the Batman and simply known as Samini even though his fans still call him Batiboy, Batio, etc. He is known as the raglife dada and dancehall stopper. He is one of the biggest artistes in Ghana judging on his ability to feature on many successful hits. He began to enter the international spotlight after winning the Best African musician award at the MOBOs (British).
Emmanuel Andrews Samini, is from Wa, Ghana. He was born in Accra (Dansoman). He attended Holy Family Catholic school at Mataheko, and then went to St Margaret Mary Secondary school. By the time he was 14, he had joined a church choir. He was discovered after featuring on Mary Agyepong's ‘Twe no bre me’ who was introduced to her by Sonni Bali.
He featured on Kokoveli's Zaa-za and K.K. Fosu's Suudwe which brought him into the limelight. He became a highly sought after artiste as he featured on countless hits. In 2004, he released his own album called Dankwansere where critics wondered if he could succeed on his own. Dankwansere, Twi for bat, went on to dominate local charts and won him many awards. He helped popularize signatures in Ghanaian contemporary music with his 'Gboie'. He calls it a gun shot sound and a signal which is meant for all the back biters. "We kill them dead".
His second album, Samini (Rain God) was even more successful and thrust him into the international limelight. The album had ballads, and songs that were R&B, hiplife, reggae, ragga, amongst others. He showed his versatility and his music is now played all over Africa. He went to win the Best African Musician at the MOBO awards in the UK in 2006. He was also nominated for the MTV EMA Awards in 2007 as well as the Channel O awards and the Radiophonie prize in France. In early 2008, he was crowned the Best African Artiste at Nigeria's Hip Hop World Awards.
His soon-to-be-released album called Dagaati features Steel pulse from the UK, Etana from Jamaica, Nameless, Sway DaSafo, Faze, etc. He was originally produced by Lexyfri Productions and Ashanti International (Nana King) but he is now with his own label called Samini Music.
Some of his popular songs are My Kind of Girl, For Better For Worse (Bull) with 5 5, Egwe, Do Something, Rasta man, Movement, Lambure, Yebre, Sweet Girls, Agro, Day break, Africa Unite, Akye, Bomper dance, etc.