Black Sherif has his real name as Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong. He is a famous Ghanaian musician and song writer who has done his country proud with his Afrobeats genre of music.
Black Sherif was born 9, January 2002 in Konongo, Ghana. He grew up in Konongo-Zongo, his Islamic hometown in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, where he had his primary and secondary education respectively.
He later gained admission to study Statistics at the University Of Professional Services. Black Sherif however moved to the University Of Ghana where he is currently doing his undergraduate studies.
Black Sherif Music Career
Black Sherif began his music career some years back and has made tremendous breakthrough in the field of music.
He became widely known in 2021 when he released a hit song, ‘First Sermon’. The single was a huge success and shot Sherif to limelight in the music industry. He maintained the success by releasing the follow-up single, ‘Second Sermon’.
Black Sherif’s Second Sermon in 2021 was unprecedented with catchy hooks and choruses that earned him over 100 million streams on Audiomack, while his music tops charts and received wide airplay everywhere from influencer videos on social media to NBA All-Star games.
The success of ‘Second Sermon’ also paved the way for a collaboration with Grammy Winner, Burna Boy. The remix was released on the 8th Of December 2021 and within a couple of days, the single rose to the top of music charts in Nigeria and Ghana. The music video for the song was released in February 2022.
In March 2022, the talented Ghanaian singer released another hit single “Kwaku the Traveller” which topped number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts and by August the same year, was one of the most played songs in the world.
Black Sherif has so far released several hit songs, some of which are:
- Cry For Me
- Samir kinidi
- Money Remix ft AMG Armani & Tulenkey
- Ade Akye
- First Sermon
- Second Sermon
- Amerado- Abotr3(Patience) as a featured artiste
- Second Sermon Remix ft Burna Boy
- old Digga ft Samsney
- Kwaku the Traveller
- Always – Darkooft Black Sherif
Awards and Nominations
Black Sherif is a recipient of good number of awards both locally and internationally. They include:
- Breakthrough Act of the year Awards.
- Entertainment Personality of the Year Awards.
- Hip Hop Song of the year Awards.
- Hip Lif/Hip hop Artiste of the year at the 2022 3Music Awards at the Grand Areana of the Ghana International Conference.
- Best New Artiste of the Year.
- Best Hip Pop Song of the year and several nominations.
Black Sherif also performed at the final of the 2021 MTN FA Cup final match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold SC.
In May 2022, the talented music star together with Stonebwoy, Amaarae and Smallgod met Kendrick Lamar when he visited Ghana and held a private album listening party in Accra for his new album, Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers.
In June 2022, Boomplay announced Black Sherif as the first Ghanaian artist to surpass 100 Million streams on their platform.
Like every other being on earth, Black Sherif also had a fair share of setback in life, ranging from alleged breach of contract to other related matters.
On 11 April 2022, a lawsuit was filed against Black sheriff for alleged breach of contract. However the Accra High Court (Commercial Division) dismissed the suit filed against him which sought to prevent the singer from performing music and eventually had his judgement in his favour.
His Personal Life
Black Sherif is not yet married. He was said to have revealed that presently, he is not in any relationship but more focused in his music career and winning more laurels. He is in the early twenties which should not distract his music dream of making it bigger.
Black Sherif’s Net Worth
Black Sherif has made huge fortune from his music career, rated one of the richest and most influential musicians in Ghana with an estimated net worth of about $350,000 dollars.
He is also very popular on social media with large fan base. You can reach or follow Black Sherif on:
- Instagram handle: @blacksherif_
- Twitter handle: @blacksherif_
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