Samini Reveals Why He Composed ‘Gyae Shi’

Samini Reveals Why He Composed ‘Gyae Shi’

Award-winning Ghanaian dancehall/Reggae artiste, Samini has revealed the reason he composed his hit song ‘Gyae Shi’.

The first Ghanaian artiste to win the prestigious Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award revealed this in an exclusive interview with Abeiku Sanatana on ‘Atuu’ aired on UTV.


Born Emmanuel Andrew Samini, he also shared his journey in the Ghanaian music industry. As well as how he aided other artistes to become who they are today.

When quizzed by the host on why he [Samini] composed his hit banger ‘Gyae Shi’ to wit ‘Stop Smoking’, he revealed that it was out of his personal experience.

He disclosed that he composed the song when he was very young after he blended ‘wee’ with ‘Akpeteshie’ one hot afternoon. Adding that he however realized that Akpeteshie was better than ‘wee.’

“It’s a long story; I was very young at that time and I remember that very afternoon I blended the two and that was my experience,” he confessed.

Samini recently won the Reggae Song of the year at the 2018 VGMA’s after almost a decade of zero awards. He’s also the CEO of HighGrade Family Record Label. His label has produced great talents like Kofi Kinaata.

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