- Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif has bagged his first-ever BET nomination in the 2022 HipHop Awards
- The rapper has been nominated in the Best International Flow category, the category won by Sarkodie in 2019, alongside eight others
- Reacting to Black Sherif's nomination, Music In Africa's Myers Hansen has described it as phenomenal
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Young Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif, known in private life as Mohammed Ismail Sheriff, has grabbed his first-ever BET nomination.
Black Sherif has been nominated in the Best International Flow category at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. The ceremony is slated to take place on September 30.
According to Hiphopdx.com, Black Sherif will compete against eight other rappers for the award. Two of his competitors are Africans, Blxckie from South Africa and Nadia Nakai from Zimbabwe.
The other nominees are Benjamin Epps (France), Le Juiice (France), Central Cee (UK), Knucks (UK), Haviah Mighty (Canada), and Tasha & Tracie (Brazil).
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Black Sherif follows in Sarkodie's footsteps
Black Sherif's nomination can be said to be right in the footsteps of highly-acclaimed rapper Sarkodie.
Sarkodie was the first Ghanaian to ever be nominated for the category. He won it on the occasion at the 2019 BET HipHop Awards.
Black Sherif's rise is phenomenal
Sharing his thoughts on the latest achievement of the young rapper, Gabriel Myers Hansen of Music In Africa described it as a phenomenal feat.
"For someone who just gained national attention with his Second Sermon in February 2021 to rise to the level BET in 2022, it is such a big deal," Myers Hansen told YEN.com.gh.
Speaking further, Myers Hansen attributed the rapper's impressive rise in less than two years to what he referred to as a fine balance between 'talent and the right connections.
According to Myers, while Black Sherif's talent is big, that alone could not have propelled him this high if he had not had the right plug.
"I think his talent plays a big part but that alone is not enough. The signing of his distribution deal with Empire Entertainment, and his association with Burna Boy, have all contributed immensely to bringing the spotlight to him," he explained.
Black Sherif Meets Patrice Evra
Meanwhile, former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra met rapper Black Sherif in person when he visited Ghana.
The two who met at a beach location engaged in a warm embrace in a show of love toward each other.
Evra's meeting with Black Sherif came after a video of the football star trying to sing the rapper's song emerged online.
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