Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Guests, Sponsors, Colleague Artistes, Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, after several weeks of keeping you in suspense, I am pleased to share with you, MY NEXT BIG PROJECT.
Today, I am here to brief you about an important milestone in my life, a story that chronicles a journey from Music, Giving Back to Society and Doing Business as an Entrepreneur. Permit me to start with a little background, before coming back to our reason for gathering here this morning.
Ten years ago, then a young boy, I set out to follow my passion and dream in Music. I was duly supported by a family and Mother who earned a living selling PITO, a local beverage I secretly refer to as Prosperity Inspired Through Talent Ordination [smile]- The ordination here presupposes God has been good to us.It’s been a great journey from the days of Ashanti International to Samini Music/HighGradeFamily; and from Batman to Samini. From Hiplife, Hi-life to helping shape the most popular genre in Ghanaian music today- Dancehall
Before I continue, I would like to take about 3-minutes of your time to listen to this music for the first time. It’s an exclusive Premiere; yet to hit radio later today. It is called Godfull; and the official theme song to my 10th Anniversary.
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I am more than grateful to God for this Journey. And thanks for your time.
Back to business.Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you an annual musical festival that seeks to bring together music lovers, particularly my fans all over the world, to celebrate my astounding works and also showcasing class-act performances from leading Ghanaian artistes. It is called the “MTN Saminifest 2014″. (With emphasis on the MTN, you can not mention Saminifest without MTN).
MTN and Samini, I would say, are a match-made-in-heaven.So while I’m pleased to be a contributing factor to MTN’s continuous progress and position as Ghana’s largest telecommunication company, I would like to thank the company for its supportof my brand and works. It is indeed a brand that offers quality, solutions and is driven by a culture for results.
The first edition of the “MTN Saminifest 2014″ will be a 4-day celebration starting from 3rd December with activities as follows:
- Dec 3- Industry Workshop on Financial Planning at Dancestardom
- Dec 4- A Photo and Video Exhibition at Dancestardom
- Dec 5- African Market Day- FoodFest& Pre-party @ Dancestardom
- Dec 6- Saminfest Live (Main Concert) @ Trade Fair
Essentially, the festival will be climax with my biggest ever concert dubbed MTNSaminifestLive, which will be on the 6th of December 2014 at the Trade Fair Center.
This concert will feature some of the biggest stage rockers in Ghana. For the first time in a long while, I will be performing with the Trinity- a groupI rolled with in my early days featuringK.K. Fosu and Kokoveli.The following artistes will be performing live at various events of the Festival, and mainly on the Saturday December 6th event. They include: 4X4, Stonebwoy, Kaakie, R2bees, Episode, Kofi Kinaata, Edem, Guru, MzVee,PaapaYankson, Noble Nketiah, Jupitar, Koo Ntakara and many others
I will be announcing other names time would not permit me to mention here on the Saminifestfacebook page in the coming days. The rest of the events will happen at my Restaurant and Lounge- Dancestardom.
But why Saminifest? I have always thought we need a program that reflects the massive opportunities in our industry and a great deal of tourism potential and revenue for our country and the Creative Arts Industry. And that is what I see in MTN Saminifest.
Also, the first edition of the MTN Saminifest coincides with my 10-year anniversary in music; meaning fans should expect nothing but great promise for our industry. It’s a unique experience you don’t want to miss.
I am extremely grateful to MTN as Title Sponsor for MTN Saminifest.And our supporting partners:AshFoam, Fiesta Condoms, Midland Savings and Loan. Throughout the festival period we will be refreshed by Ghana’s number one Beer, Club Beer. Thanks to my guys at ABL, for always supporting me anytime I call on you- James, Jerry, George, Portia, etc.
I also acknowledge the support of my team at Samini Music and HighGradeFamily; Showbiz Africa and the Ghana TradeFair Company formaking this possible.
Thanks to all who have made me stronger; and thanks to all who have made Ghana music better. Thanks to my team led by Tony Pun Danning. Thanks to all Samini fans worldwide. And thanks to all who have made Dancehall music, number one today.
MTN Saminifest is here to stay and I am confident of your collective support, goodwill and medium to make this a great event. Don’t forget to like our official facebook page…facebook.com/Saminifest and spread the word about MTN Saminfest. Again, thank you very much for coming! #Akye.
Source – GhJoy