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Black Sherif

  • Real name: Mohammed Ismail Sharrif
  • Birthday: 9 January 2002
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Capricorn
  • Occupation: Singer, rapper
  • Height: 5’ 11’’ or 1.8 m

Who is Black Sherif?

Black Sherif is a talented Ghanaian singer and songwriter from Konongo who has gained significant recognition for his unique blend of hip-hop, rap, and highlife music. He initially gained popularity in 2021 with his songs “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon”.

Career Timeline

Black Sherif's musical journey started in 2019 when he began releasing songs independently on digital platforms, gradually building a following.

In 2020, he gained widespread attention with his breakout hit single "Money," which showcased his lyrical prowess and introspective storytelling.

He continued to make waves with subsequent releases, including "Ankonam," "Mariana," and "Destiny," solidifying his place in the Ghanaian music scene.

In 2021, Black Sherif released his highly acclaimed debut EP, "Black Sherif's Second Sermon," which further propelled his career to new heights.

His follow-up single, "First Sermon," became a massive hit, garnering millions of views and solidifying his position as a rising star in the industry.

In March 2022, he released his hit single "Kwaku the Traveller", which reached Number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts and became his most popular song. It also ranked 73rd in Apple Music's Global Top 100 and had millions of streams on various platforms.

In October 2022, he released his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, which featured 12 songs, including "45", "Soja", and "Don't Forget Me".

In November 2022, he performed at the 25th anniversary of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, which took place at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London. He shared the stage with other African artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and Tiwa Savage.

In December 2022, he hosted his debut concert, the "Mozama Disco Concert", in Accra.

In February 2023, he won the Best Hip Hop award at the Soundcity MVP Awards, which were held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos.

Top 10 Best Black Sherif Songs

Here are ten of Black Sherif's best songs, listed in chronological order from earliest to latest:

  1. "Money" (2020)
  2. "Ankonam" (2020)
  3. "Destiny" (2020)
  4. "First Sermon" (2021)
  5. "Second Sermon" (2021)
  6. "Oh Paradise" (2022)
  7. "Wasteman" (2022)
  8. “45” (2022)
  9. “Konongo Zongo” (2022)
  10. “Kwaku the Traveller” (2022)


Black Sherif has collaborated with several artists, including Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, and Burna Boy. Some notable collaborations include:

  1. “Abotr3” (Patience) feat. Amerado (2021)
  2. “Second Sermon (Remix)” feat. Burna Boy (2022)
  3. “COME & GO REMIX” feat. ARRDEE (2022)
  4. “Outside” feat. DJ Breezy, Stonebwoy, Kwesi Arthur & Smallgod (2022)
  5. “Celebrate” feat. Popcaan (2023)
  6. “Country Side” feat. Sarkodie (2023)

In 2023, Black Sherif was featured on a song for the soundtrack of Michael B Jordan's movie 'Creed III'. The song, titled 'Blood, Sweat and Tears', is produced by J Cole's Dreamville record label and also features Bas and Kel-p.

Black Sherif Awards

Black Sherif has won several awards in his career, including the Artiste of the Year award at the VGMA 24. He bagged three other awards, including Best Music Video, Most Popular Song of the Year, and Best Hip-Hop Song. He also won Breakthrough Act of the Year and Hip-hop Song of the Year at the 2022 3Music Awards. On 20 February 2023, Black Sherif won the Best Hip Hop award at the Soundcity MVP Awards.

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