Sami Dan

Sami Dan

Sami Dan

Sami Dan, a graduate of AAU in Construction Technology & Management in 2001 G.C, is an Engineer by profession but music has been his passion for as long as he can remember. Sami Dan music career began when he was in high school, playing in Eldan Band for 5 years. When he joined college, he quit the band and focused on his academics while also nurtured his creative side and began writing songs. After successfully graduating from college he joined Hasset Acoustic Band and played for 3 years. While with Hasset he had the opportunity to be part of Sydney Solomon’s Imperial Majestic Band where he had the chance to play for a year.

2014 was the year Sami-Dan started his own band called "Zewd Acoustic" and also released a 4 song promotional CD. His single "Anchi Yene" & "Shegitu" have earned him ample airplays and online views. The band has also played in the city's major festivals, corporate events and also booked residency gigs in few hotels and clubs. His debut reggae album "Kerase Gar Negeger" has 13 tracks with few songs composed in different genres. In the album Sami Dan sings about different topics a person raise when he/she reflects upon himself such as love, unity, peace, humanity, spirituality and happiness. In the album Sami Dan truly shows his higher song writing skill level with mature lyrics, catchy melodies fused with authentic reggae arrangement.

 

NOMINATION & AWARDS

This debut album has earned Sami Dan several awards within 6 months’ time since its release. These are: -

  • Swept all 4 awards he was nominated for on Leza Listener’s Choice Awards in:
    • BEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR – TEFA YEMILEYEN
    • BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – TEFA YEMILEYEN
    • BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    • BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Hulu Addis Radio Program on Bisrat FM 101.1
  • BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR – ADDIS MUSIC LISTENER'S CHOICE AWARDS
  • 2017 COKE STUDIO PARTICIPATION

Sami Dan - Tefa Yemileyen
Ethiopian Music - Sami Dan - Yefikrachen Ken
Sami Dan - Kalesh Anchi Lyrics
Sami Dan - Anchi Yene