Music producer, Hammer, is overjoyed following the release of Black Sherif’s new single, “Kwaku The Traveller.”
The ace producer in a Facebook post noted that he is proud of the rapper who has captured the hearts of Ghanaians with arguably his most emotional song yet.
The CEO of The Last Two Music Group added that he is extremely happy that his assertions about the young artiste are right.
“Proud of u soldier…my heart smiles every time u conquer a milestone. I’m so glad I wasn’t wrong about u. Keep soaring Blacko,” Hammer shared on his Facebook Page.
He added the cover art of Blacko’s new single to his post.
Kwaku The Traveller – the song depicts the story of a young man struggling to make a life for himself.
On this path, which he has eventually come to accept, a lot of sacrifices and life-altering decisions seem to have been made.
Many Ghanaians have also been praising Black Sherif for his work.
Born on January 9, 2002, Mohammed Ismail Sherif, known professionally as Black Sherif is a Ghanaian musician and performer from Konongo, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Black Sherif received his primary and secondary education in Konongo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He had his secondary school education at Kumasi Academy and completed in 2019.
The rapper who turned 20 years old a few weeks ago was a student at the University of Professional Studies, Accra when he released his ‘Sermon’ tracks that threw him into the spotlight.
Black Sherif confirmed enrolling in Ghana’s premier university, the University of Ghana (UG), some weeks after announcing that he had quit the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Black Sherif, whose hit songs, ‘First Sermon’ and ‘Second Sermon’ are making a lot of waves on the music scene, is one of the emerging talented hip-hop artistes who announced his presence in the music industry in 2019.
Ghanaian multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie recently threw his weight behind hitmaker Black Sherif.
According to him, Black Sherif’s attitude in the music industry is the strongest asset every artist can possess.
“I believe that’s the strongest asset every artist can possess. I think he’s super passionate and definitely has incredible talent.”
Black Sherif released a single ‘Cry For Me’ in 2019 but started gaining popularity in 2020, thanks to the success of the ‘Money’ single and later, ‘First’ and ‘Second Sermons’.
Black Sherif won the artiste of the year at the just ended 2021 edition of Emerging Music Awards (EMA).
In addition to the artiste of the year award, Black Sherif also took home the most popular song of the year award at the ceremony hosted by gospel singer Jayana and Precious T Maw.
He was nominated in the 5th annual 3Music Awards, in more than 5 categories including the overall artiste of the year.
He won four (4) awards at a go on the awards night which took place on March 26, 2022, at the Grand Arena in Accra.
The awards included; Breakthrough Act Of The Year, Hip Life/Hip Hop Act Of The Year, Hip Hop Song of the (second sermon), and Song Of The Year (Second Sermon). He forfeited the artiste of the year to Kidi of Lynx Entertainment, who emerged the highest winner on the night with 6 awards.
Interestingly, Black Sherif, out of excitement announced on stage that he will be releasing a song on Thursday, March 31, a promise he has kept.
Black Sherif secured nominations in six categories in the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2022 edition. These are; Artiste Of The Year, Best HipLife/HipHop Artiste, Best Hip-hop Song of the Year, International Collaboration of the year, Vodafone Most Popular Song, and Best New Artiste.
Check out the six categories and the other artistes nominated alongside Black Sherif below.
Artiste Of The Year
Best HipLife/HipHop Artiste
Best Hiphop Song of the Year
Abotre – Amerado ft Black Sherif
Winning – Kwesi Arthur ft Vic Mensa
Second Sermon – Black Sherif
Coachella – Sarkodie ft Kwesi Arthur
Sika Aba Fie Remix – Kweku Darlington ft Kuami Eugene and Kweku Flick
Sore Remix – Yaw Tog ft Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur
International Collaboration of the year
Coming Home – Mzvee ft Tiwa Savage
Sore Remix – Yaw Tog ft Kwesi Arthur, Stormzy
Sad Girls Love Money- Amaarae ft Moliy, Kali Uchis
Je M’appelle – DarkoVibes ft Davido
Second Sermon Remix – Black Sherif ft Burna Boy
Spiritual- KiDi ft Kuami Eugene, Patoranking
Non-Living Thing- Sarkodie ft Oxlade
Vodafone Most Popular Song
King Promise – Slow Down
Ohemaa Mercy ft MoG Music – Ote Me Mu
Okyeame Kwame ft Kuami Eugene – Yeeko
Gyakie ft Omah Lay – Forever Remix
Darkovibes ft Davido – Je M’appelle
KiDi – Touch It
Black Sherif – Second Sermon (2nd)
Kuami Eugene – Dollar On You
Joe Mettle – Ye Obuame
Fameye – Praise
Sefa – EChoke
Mr. Drew – Mood
Best New Artiste
Mona 4 Reall