Black Sherif, one of Ghana’s rising stars in the music industry, has released a new single titled “January 9th” to mark his 22nd birthday today, January 9, 2024. The song, which was produced by Joshua Aime Adiei and Joker Nharnah, is a reflection of his journey, struggles, and achievements as a young artist.
The song, which is available on all streaming platforms, showcases Black Sherif’s unique blend of highlife, reggae, drill, rap, and hip-hop. He delivers his lyrics with passion, emotion, and confidence, as he narrates his story of overcoming challenges and pursuing his dreams. He also pays tribute to his fans, family, and friends who have supported him along the way.
Black Sherif, whose real name is Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong, was born on January 9, 2002, in Konongo Zongo, a suburb of Kumasi. He started singing at a young age and joined the TV3 Mentor show in 2019 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician. He said that his musical influences include Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Fela Kuti, and Stonebwoy.
Black Sherif rose to fame in 2021 with his hit single “First Sermon”, which he released in May. The song, which was inspired by his personal experiences and the realities of the streets, resonated with many listeners across the globe. He followed up with the “Second Sermon” in July, which was equally successful and earned him the nickname “Kwaku the Hustler” or “Kwaku Frimpong” by his fans.
Black Sherif has also released other songs, such as “Money”, “Oh Paradise”, “Yaya”, “Simmer Down”, and “45” and his album The Villain I Never Was. He has also collaborated with other artists, such as Larry Gaaga, Dreamville, Bas, Malcolm Nuna, Yaw Tog, and Kiddblack. He has also performed at several shows and events, such as the 3Music Awards, the Ghana Party in the Park, and the Afro Nation Festival.
Black Sherif has also received several accolades and recognition for his music and talent. He was named as the 9th most streamed African artist on Audiomack for the year 2023. He also won the Best Rap Act at the 2023 Ghana Music Awards UK. He also featured on Complex’s list of “Getting To Know Black Sherif, Ghana’s New Street Preacher” and on Grammys’ Herbal Tea and White Sofas interview series.
With his new single “January 9th”, Black Sherif has proven that he is not only a talented and versatile artist, but also a grateful and humble person. He has shown that he is proud of his roots and his achievements, and that he is ready to take on more challenges and opportunities. He has also demonstrated that he is passionate about music and committed to making a positive impact on society.
Stream the new song below