Black Sherif Releases Surprise Debut Album

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

6 Oct 2022

Ghanaian breakthrough musician Black Sherif (aka Blacko) has released his surprise debut album, ‘The Villain I Never Was’, a 14-track project set to change the game forever.

Announcing that he’s ready for war with his new single, ‘Soja’, Blacko has poured everything into this album and it embodies all he stands for; originality, honesty, hope, pain, attention to detail and so much more. An incomparable voice, this is his time to take centre stage and he has confirmed through his jaw-dropping live performances and co-signs from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, that he is an artist on his way to greatness. Earlier this month the rising star announced his debut London show will be taking place at KOKO in Camden on October 25th followed by a show in New York on November 6th.

Born and raised in the Ashanti region of Ghana, his dedicated following has now spread across the entire globe. There is no denying that his star has been rising rapidly over the past two years starting with the TWO instalments of his ’Sermon’ freestyles. He’s gone on to collaborate with some of the global music scene’s most exciting voices including; Burna Boy, Ivorian Doll, Vic Mensa, Darkoo and ArrDee to name a few. His recent single ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ was one of his biggest songs to date and was the No.1 most Shazamed song in the world as well as being used over 1 million times on Tik Tok for the famous lyric “Of course I fucked up. Who never fuck up? Hands in the air, no hands?”. Prior to that, in 2020 he started to rise after his releases; ‘Money’ and ‘Destiny’ went viral and were highly praised by the Ghanaian music scene. 

Most recently, Black Sherif was nominated for Best International Flow at this years 2022 BET Hip Hop awards. Since emerging onto the scene in 2019, Black Sherif has become known for his honesty, relatable lyrics and his unorthodox voice. Wise beyond his years he finds freedom in his words and although he’s still so early in his journey, he prides himself on his patience and is absent of any anger, channelling everything he has into his music. ‘The Villain I Never Was’ is his statement to the world that he is an artist not to be slept on and it will undoubtedly go down in the history books for years to come.