A rising talent in the world of Afrobeats, Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kweku Frimpong is a musical phenomenon hailing from Ghana. He was born on January 9, 2002.
The young music maestro is a rapper, singer, and composer, and his stage name in the industry is Black Sherif. He is also known for this moniker. The track “First Sermon,” which was released in 2021, was the catalyst for his rise to prominence.
When he released Second Sermon, which was then followed by a remix with Burna Boy, he won himself some serious worldwide success.
Kwaku The Traveller, which was released by Black Sherif in March 2022 and is now at the top of various music charts, The record climbed to the top of the Apple Music charts in both Ghana and Nigeria, where it debuted at number one.
On January 9, 2002, Mr. Frimpong and Mrs. Ante Marie were blessed with the arrival of their son, Black Sherif. He was born in the town of Konongo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, where he is originally from.
His parents decided to give him the name Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kweku Frimpong only a few days after he was born. Sherif Frimpong was raised in a Muslim family, and his parents have instilled that religion in him.
Black Sherif spent his formative years in the Konongo area, which was known as a slum at the time. As a result, he was exposed to the harsh realities of life that were prevalent in the neighborhood he lived in. This, in turn, had an influence on the kind of music that he produced in his latter years.
He spent his childhood listening to Afrobeat music produced by musicians from Nigeria and Ghana, which was broadcast on the radio. The result was the development of an appreciation for music. The beginning of Black Sherif’s career as a musician can be traced back to his early adolescent years when he began to create freestyle rap songs to the acclaim of his friends in the neighborhood and classmates at school.
He was a frequent competitor in the talent shows that were held in Konongo, and he was a familiar presence at the events that were held at his high school, where he would captivate the crowd with a musical performance. In a short period of time, he rose to prominence as one of the most well-liked adolescents in Konongo, and word of his notoriety quickly traveled across the rest of Kumasi.
Black Sherif was a terrific dancer when he was younger, and he toyed with the notion of becoming a professional dancer at one point in his life. But he gave up the objective to pursue music, his first passion.
In Kumasi, a public primary school provided Black Sherif with the education he required to graduate from elementary school.
His secondary school education was completed at Kumasi Academy, and he graduated from there in 2019 with strong marks on his West African Schools Certificate Examination.
Black Sherif was successful in being accepted to the University of Professional Services so that he could study Statistics. However, in order to further his education, he moved to Ghana and enrolled at the University of Ghana. He is beginning his first year of study at the institution right now.
Black Sherif’s love for music only became stronger as he got older, and he always had aspirations of making a living as an artist. Early on, he came to the conclusion that he wanted to create Afrobeats music, but he also wanted to include elements of Trap and Grime music, both of which he was skilled in. He stood out from other aspiring musicians because of the distinctiveness of his musical approach.
Sherif didn’t start honing his sound until he was in his senior year of high school. He would use the time he had to himself to write songs and go to a recording studio located nearby to have them recorded.
After completing his secondary education in 2019, Black Sherif released his first song under his own name, titled “Cry For Me.” Sherif’s ability was exposed to a broader audience thanks to the success of the song, and others working in the Ghanaian music business started to take notice of his abilities as a musician as a result.
Nevertheless, it was the song “Money” that propelled him to the forefront of public consciousness. Money, which was initially released in 2020, quickly became Sherif’s signature song, propelling him to stardom in Ghana and other regions of West Africa. Since then, he has been consistently producing hit songs, and he is now riding the wave of his popularity.
When Black Sherif released the song “First Sermon” in 2021, he caused a massive disruption in the African music business. The tune helped catapult the young rapper into the spotlight all throughout the continent. He continued his run of success by putting out the follow-up song, which was titled, Second Sermon.
Second Sermon had more sales than its predecessor, First Sermon, and opened the door for future collaboration with Burna Boy, who won a Grammy. On the 8th of December 2021, the remix of the Second Sermon was made available for download. After just a few short days, the record managed to climb to the very top of the music charts in both Nigeria and Ghana. In February 2022, the music video for the song was made available to the public.
Kwaku the Traveller was released on March 31st, 2022 by Black Sherif, which caused a sensation in the Afrobeats music realm. The song has been very well received by the public. It has climbed all the way to the top of the Apple Music Charts in both Nigeria and Ghana. Black Sherif broke a milestone by being the first musician from Ghana to have a solo track that peaked at number one on the Apple Music Chart in Nigeria.
At the 3Music Awards Ceremony that took place in Ghana in March 2022, the rapper gave a performance to an enthusiastic crowd. In addition, he gave a performance at the conclusion of the MTN FA Cup in 2021. Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold SC were the two teams competing in the football match.
- Kwaku The Traveller
- Second Sermon (Remix)
- Second Sermon
- First Sermon
- Money (remix)
- Gold Digga
- Ade Akye
- Cry For Me
- Oh paradise
Awards and Nominations
At the Entertainment Achievement Awards ceremony that took place in 2022, the outstanding rapper Black Sherif was able to take home the prize for Entertainment Personality of the Year.
Black Sherif was victorious in three different categories at the 3Music Awards in 2022. These include Hip Song of the Year, Breakthrough Act of the Year, and Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year.
He currently has over 800k followers on Instagram and over 363k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle: @blacksherif_
- Twitter handle: @blacksherif_
Despite the fact that he seems to be much older, Black Sherif is just 20 years old. On the ninth of this month, he reached a significant milestone birthday. The rapper has dark complexion and a long beard, which gives him the appearance of being in his mid-twenties even though he is only in his early twenties.
He has a towering height, an elongated body type, and wears his hair in an Afro style. Even though he does not yet have a tattoo, he intends to acquire one with the message “Keep Going Blacko” on it in the near future.
Black Sherif, who is also known by the pseudonym Blacko, operates out of Kumasi, which is located in Ghana. On the other hand, he has been to Lagos in Nigeria in order to promote his music and cooperate with performers from that country. He is under contract with Empire Music as a recording artist.
Black Sherif, a pioneer of trap music, recently shared the news that he is not currently involved in a committed relationship with any young girl. At this point in time, he is more preoccupied with advancing his profession. He is widely regarded as the most successful Grime and Trap music artist in Ghana, and he continues to do remarkable things on a regular basis.
Poco Lee is a well-known dancer, and Black Sherif is a personal friend of hers. He gives credit to the latter creative for facilitating the cooperation between himself and Burna Boy. Burna Boy was first exposed to the music of Black Sherif through Poco Lee.
Black Sherif does not have a wife or a girlfriend; he is not married and he does not have a partner.
He is estimated to be with a net worth of US$100,000-US$300,000.
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