Ghanaian dancehall artist Samini has been denied speaking engagement with student of the Ebenezer Senior High School Accra, over his dreadlocks.
Speaking to Citinews, the Highgrade Family boss recounted how the school’s headmaster prevented him from addressing students as his looks was described as unbefitting.
“The headmaster of Ebenezer Senior High School decided that because of my dreadlocks, I was not fit to speak to the students of the school which is in Dansoman where I live, which is 5 minutes from my parents’ home,” he said.
Samini who explained the ordeal said, he initially found the headmaster’s comment as a harmless joke but it later turned out to be an over the top statement.
This he said forced him to exit the school with his team without addressing the students.
As part of his school tour in Dansoman, he went through his former school Saint Magaret Mary and other schools but no one denied them access to speak to the students.
“At Saint Margaret Mary, I went there with my dreadlocks and I met the Reverend Father who is the assistant headmaster and then I went and met the headmistress herself. Then I went to the vocational school with my dreadlocks,” he further noted.
Samini who has been in the Ghanaian music industry for about 20 years, has earned a lot of spurs in the music industry, both on the local market and internationally.
He is known for songs such as ‘Obaa’, ‘Linda’, ‘Odo’, ‘Where My Baby Dey’, ‘Music’, among others.