Most of you obviously never knew Samini was discovered and nurtured by Sonni Balli, a former hiplife cum Dancehall artiste.
Just like how Samini took Stonebwoy under his wings and groomed him who in turn discovered Kelvyn Boy, Sonni Balli is responsible for the emergence of Samini in the early 2000s. The dreadlocked artiste has modestly said in a new interview that he doesn’t want to take the credit for unearthing Samini’s talent.
He told popular Ghanaian journalist, Amansan Krakye thus, “I was somewhere when Samini was displaying his talent and I used to work with people like Nana King who was expectant of someone with such a great talent.
“When I was listening to him and I saw the great potential in him I just gave him some few tips and guidelines to let him know that this is how he can do it so that people will continue to enjoy his works.
“With that you know in this world God does things through human beings in order to bless others. It was just that God used me to give Samini that exposure,”
Sonni Balli added, “So I don’t see it as me helping him but rather God using me to give him some directions he needs to follow to achieve his dreams and aspirations in life.”