From konongo to the global stage, Black Sherif’s journey to the limelight.
The Ghanaian music space has revolutionised over the years with the country’s deep rooted highlife genre serving as the bedrock and paving way for the amalgamation of several genres to create world class masterpieces revered across the globe.
Black Sherif’s unique sound blends was the differentiating factor with highlife as its bedrock, his adept tendency to communicate real situations with his sentimental ballad style grabs one’s attention on the first listen.
Songs such as Destiny, Ankonam, Money, Ade Akye and Mariana were his earliest armour during his formative days.
He was tipped as one of the young artiste to look out for with an impressive trajectory as prescribed by some digital streaming outlets due to the numbers he was amassing on their platforms.
The 21-year-old’s story is rooted in grit, hard work and freewill with the knack to churn out songs which carries the hope and aspiration of his people.
The street preacher dropped his maiden album, ‘The Villain I Never Was’ last year, his self-styled autobiography, a definitive moment in the career of this young genius cementing his name among the greats in Africa.
The album peaked No.12 on the Billboard World Albums chart, No.9 on the UK Apple Music, the album spent 5 months on the Nigerian Apple Music chart, and No.27 on the US Apple Music album chart. It was No.49 on Fader’s top 50 albums in 2022 among others.
The album has amassed millions of streams across the digital streaming platforms and shared his art on several big stages such as the MOBO Awards 2022, Soundcity MVP’s, Afrimma Awards 2022 with a nomination on BET Awards 2022 for the ‘Best International Act’.