Black Sherif has soared a step higher with yet another incredible achievement, as his debut album ‘The Villain I Never Was’, was underscored as one of the 50 best albums of the year by U.S music magazine, The Fader.
Collated by The Fader, the album was positioned at number 49, among other great albums released in the year, per careful analysis.
The youthful Ghanaian maestro’s album was listed among other similar works of creative perfection, as he was ranked with huge artistes like Bad Bunny, Freddie Gibbs , Rachika Nayar , Jockstrap, Beyoncé, to name a few.
In the publicized piece of writing, “The 50 best albums of 2022”, The Fader detailed Black Sherif’s album EP into specifics, as they wrote: “After the international success of “Kwaku The Traveller” and a string of unforgettable features, Konongo-born rapper Black Sherif was supposed to spend his summer playing at festivals across Europe.
“A creative spirit prevailed, though, and he was possessed by a desire to complete his debut album at home in Ghana. So, instead of euphoric performances throughout the world, he spent the rest of the year slinking across studios in Accra to finish his debut album, The Villain I Never Was.
“I left it all to finish this album because I wanted to give it my all,” he told THE FACE earlier this year. As achingly honest as it is insular, The Villain I Never Was is a coming-of-age epistle from the fast-rising rapper keen to make sense of and do away with the nihilistic public perception that his music has creative.
“Oil In My Head” is accessorized with thumping basslines and skittering percussion, but its subtext is an urgent plea for peace of mind. On “Toxic Love City,” he sings that he fucked up by letting someone he loved realize their hold over.
Only a couple of days prior, Audiomack, a worldwide digital music streaming platform that integrates musicians from across the globe, declared its list of the 50 best albums of 2022.
Megastars such as Wizkid, Beyonce, Daddy Yankee, The Weeknd, and other striking artistes, had their albums in the listed collection, which was generally flooded by Afrobeats artistes from Nigeria.
Ghana’s new sound maestro Black Sherif, had his album ‘The Villain I never Was’, placed among the list, as he was the only Ghanaian act to have had his creative work listed among the 50 best albums of 2022.
The accomplishment marks a wonderfully mapped out year for Black Sherif, who so far, is untouchable, in terms of artistic ingenuity.