Last week, the ‘Linda’ hitmaker shocked fans when he publicly declared his support for the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 general election.
His endorsement was accompanied by a campaign song, titled ‘Kpoyaka’. In the song, he praised President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government and urged Ghanaians and his loyal fans to vote for him.
He described him as original, hardworking, competent and someone who is known by the international community for his good governance.
Samini labelled President Akufo-Addo ‘show boy’ – a popular local jargon used to describe people whose efforts are widely recognised by the entire nation.
The song comes with very little lyrics which made the entire structure of the song look like it’s a hook-base.
Since releasing the song, Samini has been bashed by his fans – especially those who support the National Democratic Congress – for choosing sides.
Pulse Ghana’s entertainment editor David Mawuli blasted him for playing double standard in his latest opinion.
But, Samini has some explanations for fans and critics who do not like his move.
According to him, he chose President Akufo-Addo over other presidential candidates because he wants him to continue his ‘good leadership’. For Samini, his choice is what makes democracy beautiful.
He revealed this in a tweet today when a fan questioned his choice.
Samini isn’t the only top musician who has publicly endorsed President Akufo-Addo.
Sarkodie has also done the same. And just yesterday, President Akufo-Addo revealed that Daddy Lumba will renew his endorsement with a new campaign song.
To continue the good leadership bro. In my humble singular opinion sir… we may share similar opinions or agree to disagree but that’s what makes democracy beautiful . Make a choice and see you on 7th December bro. #akyesaaaaaaaaa https://t.co/XNfYRbYEcK
— SAMINI (@samini_dagaati) November 11, 2020