Singer and rapper Black Sherif, better known as “Blacko or “Kwaku Killer,” Ghana’s reigning artist of the year in 2023, stopped by Hitz FM-Accra on a media tour to talk to Andy Dosty.
This is part of his special thanks to his worldwide fans for their overwhelming love and support during the recent Ghana Music Awards 2023.
Sherif revealed during his conversation with the station that his songwriting abilities have always been influenced by watching more videos, documentaries, and books.
When asked as to whether he composes his own tunes with no help from anybody, the artist said he does so impeccably with the assistance of his phone and just himself. He quickly records anything that comes to mind using his phone wherever he is.
After that, he returns home and arranges them. The host was very specific about the sort of deep songs he produces that appeals to the majority. Affirming his position, he said he does everything without anyone else, and that the vast majority of his tunes are from his own life experiences.
In addition, Black Sherif claims to have listened to reggae icons Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Alpha Blondy as a child. He also grew up in Ghana, where he listened to Adane Best, a highlife legend. And this explains why, when he walked up to the stage to receive the coveted Artist Of The Year award, he sang Adane Best’s song.
Sherif also spoke about performances away from home country Ghana. Host Andy Dosty asked the popular singer about what he thinks about big artists like himself performing to a small crowd outside Ghana. Black Sherif responded that he has no objection whatsoever to that.
He considers each and every crowd to be an opportunity to sell himself. He proceeded with that, he never gets frustrated in any capacity performing to even 45 people, since he loves to grow constantly on such chances, and that, it’s even an experience. As a result, that small crowd will undoubtedly assist him in doing so.
‘I’m just a new artist that just pulled up. He stated, “I will get the massive crowd outside Ghana at the right time, just like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and co. do.”
According to Black Sherif, one thing that sets him apart from other artists is that he prefers to sing aloud (word-to-word) to the audience, regardless of the number, rather than miming.
Despite growing up listening to both reggae and highlife, he confirmed that he is more into highlife songs.