In an interview on YEN.com.gh’ s Star Gist, Samini revealed that after he had gone through all the processes to have an interactive session with both the students and teachers, the Headmaster, whose name was given as, Richard Kofi Mensah, prevented him from doing so because of his dreadlocks.
The embarrassing incident happened on December 18, 2019, when the ‘Obaa’ hitmaker went to the school as part of the activities towards the buildup of his annual Saminifest concert.
According to Samini, the visit was to have a chat with the youth in the school on how important it is to take their education seriously and also educate them on issues about the Creative Arts Industry.
Samini is currently on a media tour and he used the opportunity to visit the SHS around Dansoman to promote his Saminifest event which will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Dansoman Highstreet.
“The headmaster of Ebenezer Senior High School decided that because of my dreadlocks, I Samini, I am not fit to come and speak to the students of Ebenezer Senior High School which is in Dansoman, about five minutes away from my mother’s house. I’m doing my school tour in Dansoman so I went through my own school which is Saint Margret Mary, went through the technical school, the vocational school and then decided to visit Ebenezer Senior high school as well.”
“Meanwhile we had sent a prior notice to the school to speak to the students about education and the arts. This is part of the activities towards my Concert this year,” Samini stated.
The school is yet to give any response, however, the president of the Old School Association, Lloyd Evans has released a statement condoning what the headmaster did to Samini, basically saying he deserved whatever response and treatment he was given.
The statement also explicitly accused Samini of not writing to the school before appearing there despite Samini’s insistence that he did.
Samini has since responded to the statement, emphasizing again on the fact that he really did write to the School prior to his arrival.
The Headmaster of the school is still yet to speak out on this matter.
Click on the comment box below and leave us your thoughts. Thank you.