Ghanaian breakthrough musician Black Sherif shares his debut album, ‘The Villain I Never Was’, a 14-track body of work.
Announcing that he’s ready for war with his new single, ‘Soja’, Black Sherif poured everything into this album. It embodies all he stands for; originality, honesty, hope, pain, attention to detail and so much more.
With an incomparable voice, this is his time to take centre stage and he has confirmed through his jaw-dropping live performances and co-signs from the likes of Popcaan, that he is an artiste on his way to greatness. Earlier this month, he announced his debut London show would be taking place at KOKO in Camden on October 25th followed by a show in New York on November 6th.
Born and raised in the Ashanti region of Ghana, his dedicated following has now spread across the entire globe. There is no denying that his star has been rising rapidly over the past two years starting with the two instalments of his ’Sermon’ freestyles. He’s gone on to collaborate with some of the global music scene’s most exciting voices including; Burna Boy, Ivorian Doll, Vic Mensa, Darkoo and ArrDee to name a few. His single ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ was one of his biggest songs to date and was the No.1 most Shazamed song in the world as well as being used over 1 million times on Tik Tok. Prior to that, in 2020 he started to rise after his releases; ‘Money’ and ‘Destiny’ went viral and were highly praised by the Ghanaian music scene. Most recently, Black Sherif was nominated for Best International Flow at this year’s BET Hip Hop awards.
Since emerging onto the scene in 2019, Black Sherif has become known for his honesty, relatable lyrics and unorthodox voice. Wise beyond his years, he finds freedom in his words and although he’s still so early in his journey, he prides himself on his patience and is absent of any anger, channelling everything he has into his music. ‘The Villain I Never Was’ is his statement to the world that he is an artiste not to be slept on and it will undoubtedly go down in the history books for years to come.
Stream ‘The Villain I Never Was’ below: