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‘You’ve seen the ups and downs of my journey’- Black Sherif rallies fans as VGMAs draws close



Black Sherif

It’s almost time for the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) and Black Sherif is reminding Ghana that he has worked hard and deserves multiple wins on the night.

The 21-year-old’s story is rooted in grit, hard work and freewill with the knack to churn out songs which carries the hope and aspiration of his people.

Following the release of the 1st and 2nd Sermon installations and subsequently, ‘Kwaku The Traveller’, Black Sherif global appeal was on the ascendancy attracting a following from both the UK, US and Carribean market with features from Stormzy, Arrdee, Tory Lanez, Popcaan, Bas among others.


The street preacher dropped his maiden album, ‘The Villain I Never Was’ last year, his self-styled autobiography, a definitive moment in the career of this young genius cementing his name among the greats in Africa.

The album peaked No.12 on the Billboard World Albums chart, No.9 on the UK Apple Music, the album spent 5 months on the Nigerian Apple Music chart, and No.27 on the US Apple Music album chart. It was No.49 on Fader’s top 50 albums in 2022 among others.

Read also: Black Sherif: Global hitmaker from a small city

The album has amassed millions of streams across the digital streaming platforms and shared his art on several big stages such as the MOBO Awards 2022, Soundcity MVP’s, Afrimma Awards 2022 with a nomination on BET Awards 2022 for the ‘Best International Act’.


Black Sherif performed on the maiden edition of Wireless Middle East, Abu Dhabi last month —sharing a stage with Travis Scott, Roddy Rich and Central Cee. He billed to perform on Pharrell William’s ‘Something in the Water’ festival slated for April, 28 2023, at the Virginia Beach, Afronation US, as well as, his US debut at the palladium, Times Square- New York City on May, 20, 2023.

With a record 11 nominations at the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards including the ultimate Artiste of the Year category, Black is shooting for the stars.

He is also in the running for Most Popular Song of the Year, Best Reggae/ Dancehall song, Best Hip Hip Song, Best Afro-Pop Song, Album/EP of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best Music Video, Best Collaboration and Best Hiplife/Hip pop Artiste respectively.

With all these categories in the bag, the line have been drawn. If talk on the digital and traditional media is anything to go by, music lovers will be witnesses an unprecedented spectacle on the night of May 6, 2023.


In a tweet leading up to the big day, Black Sherif is rallying his fans and supporters worldwide to vote massively and crown him the king of the night.

“You’ve seen the ups and downs of my journey. I’ve had my lips shut and my eyes open ever since I stepped in this game. Not changing today, not changing tomorrow. Let’s go VGMA!!,” he tweeted.

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