Celebrated musician Samini who is known for his excellent live band performances has revealed that he was inspired by veteran highlife musician Kojo Antwi at the dawn of his music career.
He made this known in an interview on Happy FM’s Ayekoo After Drive show while recounting how he got the opportunity to perform during one of Kojo Antwi’s annual concerts in 2001, where he got inspired to do live band performances in his career.
“I learnt it in music, when I decided to take music as my career I decided to do it the right way so I looked up to the pioneers who did music and did it the right way. One particular one that caught my attention was Kojo Antwi’s annual 24th concert. I realized it was live, my first experience was when I featured on Mary Agyapong’s song, ‘Twe No Bre Me’, I think in 2001 and I got to be on the tour to Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi because I sang on Mary Agyapong’s song.”
“We were opening for him and I appreciated how live music was organized, so I said to myself if I say music is what I want to do then eventually this is how I have to do it. if It is about inspiration I might say people like Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede down here and Bob Marley as well,” he revealed.
Samini has been in the music industry for more than a decade and is still very relevant.
He is currently out with a single ‘Obaa’ which is enjoying massive airplay.
By: Susan Amoako Agyemang