In the years to come, listeners can anticipate more immersive and soul-stirring music from Black Sherif’s label, according to the Artiste of the Year and one of Ghana’s leading exports of Afrobeats.
According to him, his future is “rich in artistry,” as new ideas constantly emerge “sonically and visually.”
The 21-year-old revealed recently in an interview with CNN’s Larry Modowo on the African Voices Programme that he made the decision to give up other pursuits after high school in order to concentrate completely on his music career.
“I was building interests in so many things, I had an interest in playing football, I dashed them all away. I just knew right after high school I’m going hundred per cent (into music) so after high school, 4th June 2019, I started making music heavily,” he recalled.
According to “Blacko,” who described the majority of his tracks as “modern highlife with reggae influences,” his parents’ love of music may have helped him develop his skill at putting together catchy lyrics and rhythms.
“The first time I met my dad, he put me on reggae and that feeling was different. My mother loves Alpha Blondy and Adane Best so that built my taste and interest in music,” he stated.
The Afrobeat singer who released his debut album “The Villain I Never Was,” in 2022, said he decided to work “solo” on that project as he had “a lot of things to talk about.”
With a huge following and collaborations with other musicians including Sakordie on the song: “Country Side,” Kweku Frimpong, however, expressed “shock” at his global appeal over the years.
“In Konongo Zongo where grew up, it was just my household that knew I could sing and make music and now it’s outside and overseas. My first show in London, a month after my album, they sang every word A-Z,” he said with hand gestures.
‘Blacko’ admitted that his swift popularity was overwhelming, nonetheless, he said: “I am the leading actor in my life so I try to do what is best for me.”
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,” he stated, adding that life experiences shape his perspective and the type of music he records.