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Who is Black Sherif? Facts About Ghana’s Rising Music Star

Black Sherif’s real name is Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong.

His street hymn “Second Sermon” became popular in 2021.

Black Sherif was born January 9, 2002 in Ghana’s Ashanti Region.

He attended UPSA before going to the University of Ghana.

Boomplay said he was the first Ghanaian to exceed 100 million streams in June 2022.

Black Sherif’s parents are Mr. Frimpong and Ante Marie (or Ante Mariama).

He recently released a song in tribute to his late sweetheart.

Black Sherif won four honors at the 5th 3Music Awards.

Black Sherif received three awards at the inaugural Ghana Music 2021 Awards.

Black Sherif’s net worth could top $500,000 by 2022.

Who is Black Sherif?

Black Sherif is a performer and musician from Ghana.

He was born on January 9th, 2002 in the town of Konongo in Ghana. 

His given name at birth was Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong.

He became well known in the general public after the release of his street hymn “Second Sermon” in July of 2021.

Black Sherif’s music has topped the charts and is played everywhere, from social media influencer videos to NBA All-Star games, because to the infectious hooks and choruses that he incorporates into his songs.

He has received more than 100 million streams on online music portals such as Audiomack.His track “Kwaku the Traveller,” which was released in March 2022, topped the Apple Music charts in both Ghana and Nigeria, and by August of that same year, it was the song that had been Shazamed the most across all musical genres throughout the world.

Black Sherif’s Early Life

Black Sherif spent his childhood in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, more specifically in his birthplace of Konongo-Zongo.

At the age of 10, Black Sherif moved in with his auntie and other members of his extended family because both of his parents were working overseas.

Because Black Sherif lived a nomadic existence from a very young age, he was exposed to a wide variety of experiences and civilizations from a variety of backgrounds.

Black Sherif’s Education

Black Sherif had his primary education at Konongo Zongo Islamic Basic School.

He then continued his education at Kumasi Academy, where he became interested in music and dancing.

Black Sherif graduated from Kumasi Academy with a secondary school certificate.

Black Sherif attended the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) before transferring to the University of Ghana, where he is currently pursuing his education.

Black Sherif’s Music Career

Since the release of his “First Sermon” freestyle in May of 2021, critics and fans alike have been anticipating Black Sherif’s great breakthrough.

Black Sherif, a voice of the youth, released his second viral hit, “Second Sermon,” two months later, establishing himself as a major player in 2021.

Black Sherif, who had been making waves in the local and worldwide music spaces, won three awards at the inaugural Ghana Music 2021 Awards, including Hiphop Artiste of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, and New Artiste of the Year.

At the 5th annual 3Music Awards, which were held in the Grand arena of the Ghana international conference, Black Sherif was also victorious, taking home four of the industry’s most prized awards.

As Accra Hearts of Oak faced off against Ashanti Gold SC in the 2021 MTN FA Cup Final, Black Sherif provided the halftime entertainment.

When Kendrick Lamar was in Ghana in May 2022, Black Sherif, Stonebwoy, Amaarae, and Smallgod were able to meet him and listen to his new album, Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers, during a private listening party in Accra.

The celebration was held in honor of Kendrick Lamar’s visit to Ghana.

Boomplay made the announcement that Black Sherif was the first Ghanaian artist to reach more than 100 million streams on their platform in June of 2022.

Black Sherif’s DiscographyCry For Me A River, Samir Kinidi, Money, Money Remix feat. AMG Armani & Tulenkey, Destiny, Ade Akye, Ankonam, First Sermon, and Second Sermon are some of the tracks that have been released by Black Sherif.

Other singles that feature Black Sherif include Amerado’s “Abotr3 (Patience),” “Second Sermon Remix” featuring Burna Boy, “Gold Digga” featuring Samsney and “Kwaku the Traveller,” “Always” by Darkoo featuring Black Sherif, “Holy F4k” by Smallgod, “Vic Mensa & Ivorian Doll” featuring Black Sherif & Kwaku D, and “Smallgod” featuring Black Sherif & Tory Lanez – Gidi Gidi.

Black Sheriff has made his debut with the album titled “The Villain I Never Was,” which was released by RBA or EMPIRE.

The tracklist for the album consists of the following fourteen songs: “Homeless Song,” “Oil in my Head,” “45,” “Soja,” “Prey Da Youngsta,” “Sad Boys Don’t Fold,” “Konongo Zongo,” “Wasteman,” “We Up,” “Toxic Love City,” “Don’t Forget Me,” “Oh Paradise,” “Kwaku The Traveller,” and “Second Sermon Remix” (featuring Burna Boy).

Black Sherif’s Awards

At the 2022 3Music Awards, Black Sherif was nominated in five different categories, and he ended up winning four of those awards. In addition, the Entertainment Achievement Awards of 2022 bestowed upon him the title of Entertainment Personality of the Year.

Black Sherif was nominated for seven awards at the 2022 Ghana Music Awards, and he ended up winning two of them.

Black Sherif’s Parents

Black Sherif’s father is an Asante convert to Islam whose name is Mr. Frimpong, and his mother’s name is Ante Marie (or Ante Mariama, depending on the source).

His parents currently reside in the United States of America.

Black Sherif’s Relationship Status

Black Sherif has just released a song in memory of his late girlfriend, Akua Thuglyf (real name Clementina Konadu).

About his romantic life, we know nothing new at this time.

Black Sherif’s Religious Belief

Black Sherif comes from a family that practices Islam.

In point of fact, he is a devout Muslim in addition to being a Muslim.

Black Sherif’s Net Worth

According to prior research as well as revisions, it is anticipated that Black Sherif will have a net worth in 2022 that is greater than $500,000 dollars.


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Dec 11, 2023

Black Sherif is an emerging music sensation from Ghana whose rise to fame has been captivating! His unique style and compelling storytelling through music have garnered attention, making him a notable figure in Ghana's music scene. Exploring the facts about this rising star unveils his journey and artistic prowess, showcasing why he's becoming a force to reckon with in the music industry. His songs, by the way, can be easily brought to the TOP with a simple purchase of 1,000 Spotify editorial playlists here:

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