Music of Friday, 10 March 2006
After successfully coming out with his debut album, Linda which won him a lot of admiration from many Ghanaians, Batman has now added acting to his singing career and intends to come out with his own movie soon. This was revealed when Showbiz had a chat with him on his future plans.
Batman born Emmanuel Samini said he features in Fresh Trouble a TV mini series currently shown on GTV. He said Fresh Trouble is his first appearance in a movie.
? I have also featured in a film titled Twists and Turns where I played a bad boy role. It was recorded at Amsterdam, Holland when I went for a music tour in Europe?, he said.
Asked how he fared in his first appearance in a film, Batman replied that it was an experience he can?t afford to forget as being a public figure he had to give a good performance.
?The public will not judge me because it is my first time in a film and so I had to do my best and that put a lot of pressure on me. But when I featured in the second movie in Holland the pressure was not too much?, he added.
After touring Europe, Showbiz wanted to know the next line of action for Batman, and his reply was ? I am planning to shoot my own movie, this is an exclusive revelation for only Showbiz apart from my promoters who are always pushing me to success.?
Excuse me, I cannot give you the title of the movie and when it is going to come out now, but let my fans know that they should expect a very good movie from me soon.?
According to Batman the production will feature top musicians across the African continent and it will be based on a societal issue which has created uncertainties amongst Africans.
?It will also include the reason for our woes as the poorest continent in the world. My fans should not stop praying for me as I am still in the studio working on my second album and hope to come out before Easter?, he added.
Asked if he were married, Batman answered that ? No, not yet. I am still young for that. I have a long way to go. My mother will beat me, he joked, but I have a baby girl that I love very much?.
Are you still staying with your parents? ? Yes.? Batman noted that many successful people want to live luxurious lives but he is different because he had humble and strict beginnings and want to as much as possible to remain simple.
Only 24 years old, Batman believes that he does not need too much in this small world. This has made him more disciplined and respectful.
?I sleep early when I am not out for a performance because my mother will be at the gate. She sometimes even yells at me when I fail to dress my bed or clean my room. So you see, I am still me.?
The young musician is a Christian. ?I am a Catholic. Everybody in my house is Catholic?, he said.
Any message for his fans or youth who look up to him? ?Yeah they must be humble and disciplined and study hard to reach the highest educational level. They should urge their parents to patronise my up-coming album?, he added.