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My father edits some lines in my songs before it’s released – Black Sherif

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The 23VGMA artiste of the year Black Sherif has revealed that his father edits some of his songs when he is about to release them.

In an interview on the United Showbiz on UTV, Black Sherif said that he has a healthy relationship with his parents, who have supported him since the beginning of his music career and allowed him to showcase his talent to the world.

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The Kweku The Traveler hitmaker said that he was motivated by his parents who stirred a passion for music as they used to play songs from some Ghanaian music legends.


Black Sherif added that his father would tell him that a line in his song could be slightly changed and tweaked to improve its meaning and give it a better lyrical punch. Blacko said that he would often do just that.

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“I send some of my tracks to my parents to listen to it. My father is musically good, he would listen to my song and say that this line could be better if tweaked in this direction or done this other way. They have always believed in me and folded their arms to watch me prove myself. Nobody stopped me” he said.

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About Black Sherif

Black Sherif was born and raised in Konongo-Zongo, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. As both his parents stayed overseas, Black Sherif lived with his aunt and other extended family members at the age of 10. His nomadic lifestyle exposed him to multiple influences and different cultures at a very early age.

He attended his basic education at Konongo Zongo Islamic Basic School and later at Pinamang Educational Complex, where he graduated junior high school (J.H.S). He then later completed his secondary education at Kumasi Academy, where he picked up an interest in music and dancing.  

He is a former student of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) and is currently studying at the University of Ghana.  


Black Sherif began his career in 2019 with the release of his song “Cry for Me” on YouTube. His debut single “Money” was released on May 25, 2020, along with a music video. In May 2021, his single “First Sermon” was released, further increasing his audience. The song’s sequel, “Second Sermon,” was released in July and received a remix with fellow African artist Burna Boy.

His breakthrough came in March 2022 with his single “Kwaku the Traveller,” which reached number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts and became his most popular song. He released his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, in October, supported by the singles “45” and “Soja”.

Black Sherif performed at the 25th anniversary of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, which took place at the OVO Arena in Wembley, UK In December 2022, Black Sherif hosted his debut concert, the “Mozama Disco Concert” in Accra. 

On 20 February 2023, Black Sherif won the Best Hip Hop award at the Soundcity MVP Awards, which were held at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos


Black Sherif’s music is a blend of highlife, reggae, and hip-hop, specifically UK drill. He has stated his musical influences are rappers Kanye West, Travis Scott, Saint John, Dave, Stormzy, J Hus, and Ghanaian artists Mugeez and Sarkodie.


On 11 April 2022, a lawsuit was filed against Black Sherif for alleged breach of contract after Sherif signed a deal with Empire Shadrach Agyei Owusu, the CEO of Waynes Chavis Consult, was seeking the court to restrict Black Sherif from performing at events without his authorization. Fortunately for Black Sherif, the Accra High Court (Commercial Division) dismissed the injunction filed against him which sought to prevent the singer from performing music he released under his old management.


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