Emmanuel Andrews Samini, popularly known as Samini has released a new song in support of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for election 2020.
The song which is titled ‘Kpoyaga’, and produced by JMJ, outlines the achievements of the New Patriotic Party government under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
I have been a die-hard fan of Samini for years now. From his hit single ‘Linda’ to ‘My Own’ with the Tempo so cool it just makes you want to relax.
Samini terms his brand of music Samini Music which is a mixture of African melodies, dancehall, reggae, hip-hop, and R&B.
He has also helped usher in Ghanaian acts like Mugeez (of R2Bees), Stonebwoy, Ghetto KB (of blessed memory), Kaakie, Kofi Kinaata, and Jah Lead – they’ve all had major cuts and are very visible in the Ghana Music Industry and beyond per his tutoring.
In short, Samini can be described as a legend. Knowing and following the music of someone as versatile as Samini one would expect nothing but the best from him.
From his theme song for an MTN advert about five years ago, his songs have always been bops and could have you dancing and singing at any point in time. I still remember the lyrics “It’s your chance and you stand tall, believe in yourself everywhere you gooooo.” And boy, did I believe in myself because Samini said to.
It was no doubt that when I saw the announcement he made about the song I as usual expected a bop, something I could dance to, I could sing proudly regardless of my political affiliation however I was disappointed.
Compared to other campaign songs, the ‘Kpoyaga’ song did not meet my expectation.
Anything that has Samini tagged to it is always something I look forward to because he hardly disappoints but unfortunately, I wasn’t too pleased with this particular song.
The lyrics, the beat, the attitude did not do it for me. It was almost as if Samini was reluctant about doing the song which I think he could have decided not to if that was the case.
Well the song is already out and people are listening to it, but for me, Samini really dropped the bar with this one.
Apart from the news of his endorsement, there is not a wow-factor about his song. Typically, campaign songs should be ones that a lot of people can easily sing along. It should move the people.
‘Kpoyaka’ lacks the vibe.
By: Daisy Palinwinde Jacobs | ghanaweekend.com