Senegalese-American vocalist, Akon has joined the considerable list of big names who have succumbed to the prowess of young Ghanaian artiste Black Sherif.
Akon couldn’t keep down his deference when he was asked about his perception of Black Sherif. He thusly decorated the musician with words of high esteem on live radio.
The “Ghetto” hitmaker said a ton of remarkable things about Black Sherif’s profession including how his determination for success reminds him of when he was likewise emerging in the music scene, adding that he might wind up signing the 20-year-old vocalist should the need arise.
“This kid is going to be something stupid and if no major picks him up, they need to get to him before I do,” he said.
As indicated by the business tycoon, he was an instant fan of Black Sherif after his Malian friend made him vibe to his tune.
“I’m a huge fan of Black Sherif, he reminded me of the energy of myself when I first came out, you could literally hear the pain, the struggle and the challenges in his voice whenever he sings,” he stated.
According to him, Black Sherif’s content is one that connotes the hunger to prevail among the more youthful generation of talents on the African landmass.
“He is currently the voice of the youth in Africa,” he expressed.
Akon additionally talked about his first time experience when he heard Black Sherif’s tune, and how he received it as a sound expert.
Recollecting his experience, he said, “I was in New York City when a friend of mine named Bako from Mali played his song and I was like yo, Who the F was that? Bro, like you, can hear in his voice, like, you can feel the pain, the struggles, you hear the challenges but you can hear a ghetto kid just wanting to get out.”
Black Sherif has had an extraordinary two years particularly in light of his album release , ‘The Villain I Never Was’, which and has likewise gained public recognition for its flexibility, energy and perplexing message.
He recently held his debut show in the United Kingdom, followed by a stage performance at the 2020 MOBO Awards which has been generally rated as a thrilling one.
He was declared the 2022 Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK.
He has worked with Burna Boy, Stormzy, and Sarkodie among other high rollers in the music industry. Black Sherif is diversely winning, and his fire just keeps on burning for more zeal and heat.