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Akon’s endorsement very humbling  —Black Sherif
Black Sherif

Akon’s endorsement very humbling —Black Sherif


To have a superstar such as Akon commend a budding artiste is a big deal thus Black Sherif is beside himself with excitement over the endorsement.

In fact, he is humbled by Akon disclosing he is a big fan of his (Black Sherif) and it encourages him to do more.


A fortnight ago, the Senegalese-American singer was heard on BBC Radio 1 Xtra saying he is a huge fan of Black Sherif and he would snap him up if no major label picked him.

“I’m a huge fan of Black Sherif right now. I think it may be because he just reminded me of the energy of myself when I came out. I remember the first record, bro.

“I was in New York City when a friend of mine called Baako from Mali played me the song and I said yo who the F is that? You can hear in his voice, you can feel the pain, the struggle, you hear the challenges and you can just hear a ghetto kid wanting to get out.

“It’s the way he says it, you know is real, it’s nothing that’s fabricated and if no major label picks him up, they need to get to him before I do,” Akon is quoted to have said on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the Kwaku The Traveller hitmaker said he was humbled by Akon’s endorsement and this would urge him to do more.

“Such comments will urge me to do more. I have received such comments from superstars like Snoop Dogg but I am not allowing all that to get to my head.

“I see them as compliments and a challenge for me to do more. Black Sherif is just starting and Ghanaians and the world are about to experience something spectacular from me,” he said.

Black Sherif rose to global acclaim with his hit string of successful singles such as First and Second Sermon, Kwaku The Traveller, among others.

The Konongo native has enjoyed a good year with his debut album The Villain I Never Was currently topping charts across digital streaming platforms.

His maiden Mosama Disco concert on Wednesday, December 21 was successful.

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