Dancehall musician, Samini, has declared his intentions to contest the highest seat of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) at the next elections.
Speaking on Adom Entertainment Hall, award-winning singer said the incumbent MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kufour, aka Obour, has encouraged many young artistes, including himself to vie for the presidency of the union.
“I believe Obour’s four years administration has done well for the union. Based on the inspiration I get from the young man’s work, I think the presidency is not too far from the young ones like me,” he said.
His comments come after Obuor emerged the landslide winner in the MUSIGA presidential race last weekend at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
Obuor pulled a whopping 88 votes, representing 70% of all valid votes in a fiercely contested race that saw ‘Simigwa’ star Gyedu Blay Ambolley win 22 votes, and record producer Apeatus win only 18 votes.
His victory means he will remain the MUSIGA president for another four years. Samini was not one of the 150 delegates who voted this year, but he disclosed that he was not surprised Obour won the election overwhelmingly because Obuor’s achievements are there for all to see.
Known in private life as Emmanuel Andrew Samini, he is the chief executive officer of High Grade Family Record label, whose genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He launched into the music industry featuring in many songs as “Batman” and now Samini.