Multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter Kofi Kinaata has in a recent interview on #UrbanBlend with Blakk Rasta on 3FM, acknowledged the paramount contribution of his former manager, Samini Dagaati to his music career.
Though substantiated the fact that the Reggae/Dancehall musician has played a pivotal role in his (Kofi Kinaata) career, it’s worth noting that he (Samini) didn’t discover him.
“The discovery term, I don’t get it, but Samini has been really helpful to my career,” Kinaata shared.
According to the talented Highlife indie, he started doing music, predominantly, rap way back in 2008 before he was signed to the High-Grade Family, a music group founded by the Multiple award-winning Reggae/Dancehall Musician.
High-Grade Family was then one of the most spotlight-recognized labels that had all that it took to propel a talent to the mainstream. Through the label, Samini has significantly contributed his quota to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry.
His influence has been tremendous with others suggesting that the success of today’s dancehall music performers may be credited to him. Stonebwoy, Kaakie and Kofi Kinaata are direct beneficiaries of Samini’s generosity.
Samini, once known as Batman signed Kofi Kinaata to his label following the emergence of his debut radio success ‘Onye Chorus’, since then, he has established him as one of the talented forces to reckon with in the industry. Samini introduced him to larger audience in bigger stages cementing his exposure and relevance.
“I got signed unto the High-grade family when no one knew me. It was Samini that they knew so me tagging along with Samini, his fans became automatically my fans,” he explained
“What Samini did for me was give me a lot of exposure,” Kinaata added.
More reason Samini deserves glorious flowers from him, he underscored “When Chris Brown came to Ghana, I was now in Accra, Samini brought me to the stage to perform 4 or 5 minutes. Shows I wasn’t billed to perform even though he got me to perform. Samini gave me a lot of exposure.”
“But he didn’t really discover me. I was doing rap and music way back in 2008 but he pushed me from one stage to the other,” he concluded.