Black Sherif Biography

Black Sherif Biography

Full Black Sherif Biography

Black Sherif Biography: Sherif Mohammed Ismail Kwaku Frimpong (born 9 January 2002), professionally known as Black Sherif, is a Konongo-based Ghanaian musician and performer. He achieved mainstream success with his street song “Second Sermon,” which was released in July 2021.

His captivating hooks and choruses have earned him over 100 million streams on Audiomack, and his music is included in influencer videos on social media and at NBA All-Star games.

His March 2022 single “Kwaku the Traveller” debuted at number one on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts, and by August of that year, it had become the world’s most Shazamed music across genres.

Black Sherif’s Early Life

Black Sherif was born and raised in Konongo-Zongo, an Islamic community in Ghana’s Ashanti Region.

Because both of his parents were deployed, Black Sherif was raised by his auntie and other extended family members when he was ten years old. His wandering existence exposed him to a wide range of influences and cultures from a young age.

He had his primary education in an Islamic school in Konongo-Zongo and his secondary education at Kumasi Academy, where he developed a passion for music and dancing.

Since the release of his “First Sermon” freestyle in May 2021, Black Sherif’s enormous breakout has been heralded. As a voice of the youth, this viral smash was followed two months later by “Second Sermon,” establishing him as a force to be reckoned with in 2021.

Black Sherif, who has been making waves in the local and worldwide music scene, won three prizes on the night, including Hiphop Artiste of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, and New Artiste of the Year, at the first Ghana Music 2021 Awards.

He also received four prestigious accolades at the 5th edition of the 3Music Awards, which was held in the Grand Arena of the Ghana International Conference.

He appeared in the 2021 MTN FA Cup final between Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold SC.

When Kendrick Lamar visited Ghana in May 2022, Black Sherif, Stonebwoy, Amaarae, and Smallgod hosted a private album listening party in Accra for his new album, Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers. Boomplay named Black Sherif as the first Ghanaian artist to reach 100 million streams on their platform in June 2022.


YearEventAwardRecipient/Nominated workResultRef
2022Entertainment Achievement AwardsEntertainment Personality of the YearHimselfWon
3Music AwardsHip hop song of The YearSecond SermonWon
Breakthrough Act of The YearHimselfWon
Hip life/Hip hop Artiste of The YearHimselfWon
Song of the YearSecond SermonWon
Artiste of the YearHimselfNominated
Ghana Music AwardsArtiste of the YearHimselfNominated
Vodafone Most Popular SongSecond SermonNominated
Best New ArtisteHimselfWon
Best Hip life/Hip pop ArtisteHimselfNominated
Best Hip pop SongSecond SermonWon
International Collaboration of the YearSecond Sermon Remix ft Burna BoyNominated
Male Vocal Performance of the YearGold DiggaNominated