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Black Sheriff makes history as the youngest artist from Ghana to get a total stream of 1 billion across all music platforms


Black Sherif, a performing artist from Ghana and the “it” child, is the youngest and only musician from that country to reach 1 billion streams overall across all music platforms as of April 2023.

The Villain I Never Was, Second Sermon, and First Sermon, three of his critically praised albums, were released, and the 21-year-old succeeded in getting music fans to listen his song on a variety of music streaming services, including iTunes, AudioMack, Boomplay, Spotify, Deezer, and Youtube.


He has gained notoriety as a rising artist in the Ghanaian music business since he entered the scene with his smash tune “Money.”

Black Sherif rose to stardom thanks to the song, which was an immediate smash and swiftly acquired popularity on social media.

Since then, he has published a number of other well-known songs, including “Second Sermon,” which has achieved enormous popularity both domestically and abroad.

The “Oil On My Head” star’s followers praised him for the accomplishment on social media, calling him “an inspiration and the G.O.A.T of music.”

Industry experts explain that his distinct narrative style and sound set him apart from other musicians in Ghana while his music has found a home with listeners all over the world to explain how he was able to accomplish this milestone in such a short period of his career.

The 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have nominated Black Sheriff for Artiste of the Year, and it is said that he is a brilliant singer who worked very hard, which is why he was successful.

“He has been consistently releasing music and building his brand over the past year, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote a social media user.

The young musician has already been recognized for his music streaming, as his first album, “Villian I Never Was,” earned more than 70 million listens on Audiomack in less than 24 hours.

When he reached the 100 million Golden milestone on the platform in 2022, Boomplay recognized him.

“For a platform that first discovered Black Sherif as a potential rising star, Boomplay is proud to see his phenomenal growth in such a short time,” Boomplay Ghana public relations manager Paul Azumah-Ayitey said at an awards presentation.

Sherif’s approach for success includes, but is not limited to, his active connection with his followers on social media. Sherif, whose real name is Mohammed Ismail Sherif, was signed by the American distribution organization and record label EMPIRE.

His collaboration with other musicians, like as Burna Boy and Sarkodie, has further shown his dedication to his work and ambition for success.



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