Formerly known as Batman Samini, Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artist now known as Samini made history in 2006 at the Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO).
Samini beat music heavyweights P-Square (Nigeria), Tony Tetuila (Nigeria), Lebo Mathosa (South Africa), Jose Chameleone (Uganda), to become one of Ghana’s foremost musicians to ever win a MOBO Award.
During an acceptance speech, Samini wowed many saying;
“Alright, this is MOBO, Music of Black Origin and I come from COBO, the continent of Black Origin…”
Samini has since survived several phases of the Ghanaian music industry and continues to remain relevant no matter the storm.
With several prestigious awards (including VGMA, The Headies, MTV Europe, Channel O Music) to his name, Samini also remains a standard for live performances in the country.
This month (April) marks exactly 14 years since this wonderful historical night.
Watch Samini’s acceptance speech from below.