Samuel Hui Koon Kit, nicknamed Ah Sam, Goddess of Song, is a singer and actress in Hong Kong’s Greater China region. Before the 1970s, the mainstream of music in Hong Kong was still Western English songs and Mandarin songs mainly from Taiwan. The local Cantonese pop songs were generally regarded as the products of Lower Riba people. Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, Xu Guanjie sings many songs in Cantonese that reflect the current social situation and satirize the current maladies. The themes range from describing the helplessness of migrant workers to playing sparrows, including love and inspirational songs. Many of them are written by him personally. Since then, Cantonese pop songs have sprung up like mushrooms, and the trend of Cantonese pop songs can be said to have been initiated by him. Therefore, he has also been praised as “the King of Hong Kong Music” and “the grandfather of Hong Kong Pop Music”. In 1992, in “Xu Guanjie’s Glorious Returning Stars”, Tan Yonglin even named him “the God of song”.
Apart from his outstanding musical achievements, Xu Guanjie, together with his two brothers Xu Guanwen and Xu Guanying, made many films from 1974 to 1981, including Ghost and Horse Double Stars, Genius and Idiot, Half a Pound and Eighty Two Points, Selling Deed and Modern Bodyguard, which were all very popular and guaranteed box office in Hong Kong at that time