I traded music for education – Samini

Dancehall artiste Emmanuel Andrew Samini has disclosed he could not further is education due to his love for music and everything entertainment.

The artiste who turned 34 on Tuesday says although he does not regret his decision he won’t encourage anyone to do same.

“I didn’t come out as a bad student but I wasn’t staying in class and I wasn’t staying in class because I wanted to entertain and that is what I am doing today. So I don’t regret entertaining but I wouldn’t tell you don’t stay in class because I didn’t really stay in class but I didn’t ‘bomb’. So be careful if you want to stay out there and have fun, make sure you stay in class so you do not have problems with your teachers,” he told Joy News on Multi TV.

The dancehall and reggae artiste who started with artistes like Kokovelli, Tinny, K.K Fosu and others attributes his success after 11 years to dedication to the craft.

“I stick to my work and I make sure I go to work with all seriousness one hundred percent and obviously the result has to be a hundred percent, but more importantly everybody is on a mission and not everybody is going to be on top for so long and so when you are on top you have to look at maintaining and staying there because that is where the people want you,” he says.

He said when he is approached to feature on a track, he treats it just like it was his own song.

“Once I am coming on it I do it like it is my song so then I represent myself so the result is always the best,” he said.

Samini believes the above is the reason many of his comrades yearn to have him feature on their songs.

He refuted claims he had outlived his peers. He argued that there many 34 year olds who had done enormously well than he had.

He said another thing that keeps him going is the knowledge that he made his mother proud.

Multimedia surprised the dancehall artiste with a cake designed by Dream Desserts.

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