Ghanaian music star Black Sherif was featured on CNN and he opened up about his relationship with Nigerian singer Burna Boy, his sudden rise to fame, and growing up in the public eye, among other things.
According to him, growing up in the public eye is hard because people expect him to be nothing other than perfect.
Speaking in an interview with Larry Madowo on CNN, the reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year shed more light on how he jumped into the music scene at age 19.
Blacko disclosed that jumping into the limelight some two years ago at the of 19-year-old has been tough.
“People do not want to see you make mistakes no more. It is hard. I am like the leading actor in my life only. So, I try to do what is best for me,” he said.
The “Kwaku The Traveller” hitmaker also noted that only his family and those around him knew he could sing, and being in the limelight on an international level surprised him.
He stated that he is very impressed by how people know his music whenever he travels overseas.
He said that a month after his first album, “The Villain I Never Was”, was released, he performed in London, and the fans sang his songs A-Z. Sharing what inspires his craft, he said
“My feelings are my art. When I am crying, I make music. When I am happy, I make music. When I am confused, I make music.”
Black Sheirf broke into the limelight in 2021 with his song “First Sermon” which he released in May and followed up with the
“Second Sermon” in July same year.
His breakthrough came in March 2022 with his hit single “Kwaku the Traveller” which reached Number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts.
His debut album “The Villain I Never Was” debuted at number 12 on the Billboard World Albums Chart marking his first on the chart.
Black Sherif was the only Ghanaian nominated in the Best International Flow category and would compete against nine other artistes for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Watch interview video below