Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kweku Frimpong, a rising Afrobeats star from Ghana, was born on January 9, 2002.
The young music prodigy is a rapper, singer, and songwriter who goes by the stage name Black Sherif. After the single First Sermon was released in 2021, he shot to fame.
He bagged international success when he dropped Second Sermon, which was followed by a remix with Burna Boy.
In March 2022, Black Sherif released Kwaku The Traveller, which has topped several music charts. The single reached the number one spot on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music Charts.
As Black Sherif advanced in age, his passion for music grew, and he aspired to pursue art professionally. Early on, he had decided to make Afrobeats music, but he chose to fuse it with Trap and Grime sounds, which he was good at. This style of music set him apart from other aspiring artists.
In his final days of high school, Sherif began refining his sound. He would spend his free hours composing songs and visiting a nearby studio to record music.
In 2019, after graduating from secondary school, Black Sherif dropped his debut single, Cry For Me. The song did well locally and introduced Sherif’s talent to a wider audience, and people in the Ghanaian music industry began to pay attention to his talent.
However, it was the single, Money that brought him to national prominence. Released in 2020, Money is Sherif’s first hit song bringing him fame in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. Since then, he has been riding the tide of success with hit singles.
Black Sherif took the African music industry by storm in 2021 when he dropped the song, First Sermon. The single thrust the young rapper into the continental limelight. He maintained the success by releasing the follow-up single, Second Sermon.
Second Sermon did greater numbers than First Sermon and paved the way for a collaboration with Grammy Winner, Burna Boy. The Second Sermon remix was released on the 8th Of December 2021. Within 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.
On the 31st Of March 2022, Black Sherif swept the Afrobeats music space off its feet by releasing Kwaku The Traveller. The song has been a massive success. It has risen to the number one spot in Nigeria and Ghana Apple Music Charts. Black Sherif set the record of being the first Ghanian artist to have a solo single on the Nigeria Apple Music Chart.
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