Black Sherif, also known as Killa Blacko, has made history by becoming the youngest artiste to win the Artiste of the Year award at the 24th edition of the VGMA. The 20-year-old rapper, who rose to fame with his hit songs “Money” and “Second Sermon”, beat other contenders such as Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, and Camidoh to clinch the coveted prize.
Black Sherif, who hails from Konongo in the Ashanti Region, dedicated his award to his fans, friends, family, and community. He also thanked God for his blessings and grace. He recalled how he was in his final year at Kumasi Academy, a high school in Kumasi, just four years ago when he started pursuing his music career.
The young artiste has been praised for his unique style of blending hip-hop and afrobeat with his native language Twi. He has also been commended for his lyrical prowess and storytelling skills that reflect the realities and struggles of the youth in Ghana.
Black Sherif also won the Vodafone Song of the Year award for his viral song “Kweku the Traveller”, which has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube. He also performed at the award ceremony alongside other top acts such as Sarkodie, Medikal, Piesie Esther, Kwabena Kwabena, and Ofori Amponsah.
Black Sherif has proven that he is not a one-hit-wonder, but a force to reckon with in the Ghanaian music industry. He has shown that with hard work, talent, and passion, anything is possible. Flex Entertainment team congratulates him on his remarkable achievement and wishes him more success in his future endeavors.