Black Sherif, the current artiste of the year, has retaliated against internet users who have compared him to Sarkodie, Ghana’s most ornamental rapper.
Blacko argued that it’s unfair and pointless for people to draw such comparisons during a discussion on UTV Showbiz.
Whether or not his verse on Sarkodie’s record would have made waves, he said in his submission. He also added that Sarkodie is a brand unto himself and has been active in the industry for more than a decade, so the comparison is illogical.
“My verse on the Jams album doesn’t change anything, it would’ve still been big without me.
music is spiritual and I didn’t foresee the future of the album, Sarkodie is a big artiste, he has been doing this long ago before me, and he is a veteran but I just started, the comparison is senseless”
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) May 14, 2023
Black Sherif won four awards at the recently concluded VGMAs, including the coveted Artiste of the Year trophy. Piesie Esther, Stonebwoy, Joe Mettle, Sarkodie, Camidoh, KiDi, and King Promise faced hard competition from the Konongo star in order to win the trophy.
Mohammed Ismail Sharrif, often known as Black Sherif, is a Ghanaian singer and rapper who was born on January 9, 2002. With the May 2021 publication of his song “First Sermon,” he first became well-known. The “Second Sermon” was delivered in response in July.
His breakthrough came in March 2022 with the release of his popular song “Kwaku the Traveller,” which peaked at number one on the Apple Music charts in Ghana and Nigeria. The Villain I Never Was, his debut album, was subsequently released on October 5, 2022.
In 2019, Black Sherif launched his career by posting the song “Cry for Me” to YouTube. On May 25, 2020, his debut song “Money” and a music video were both made available.
His single “First Sermon” was released in May 2021, expanding his following even more. The song’s follow-up, “Second Sermon,” was released in July and featured Burna Boy, another African musician.