Black Sherif, formerly known as Blacko, is the stage name of Ghanaian rapper and musician Mohammed Ismail Sharrif (born 9 January 2002).

He became well-known in 2021 thanks to the song First Sermon, which he released in May of that year. In July, he released Second Sermon single.

His big break came in March 2022 with the release of his popular song Kwaku the Traveller, which soared at No. 1 on the Apple Music charts in Ghana and Nigeria.

The music video got 17 million views. He issued The Villain I Never Was, his debut album, on October 5, 2022.

Profile Summary

Real NameMohammad Ismail Sherif
Stage NameBlack Sherif
Date of Birth9 January 2002
Age20 years old
FatherMr Frimpong Sherif
MotherAnte Marie
OccupationRapper, songwriter, singer
Net Worth$100,000

Early Life

Mohammad Ismail Sherif, Black Sherif, is a hip-hop artist from Ghana who also plays music and composes.

He is from Ghana’s Ashanti Region and was born and raised in Konongo “Zongo” by his parents Mr Frimpong, an Asante Muslim convert, and Ante Marie (or Ante Mariama), a Muslim mother.

After releasing his first and second number-one singles, Black Sherif has quickly surpassed all previous Kumerica artists.

The age of Ghanaian artist Black Sherif has been up for debate ever since he gained notoriety.

Black Sherif received his primary and secondary schooling at Konogo, Ashanti Region.

He completed his secondary school studies at Kumasi Academy in 2019 before entering the entertainment industry full-time.

His love of music, however, did not prevent him from attending university. Black Sherif graduated with a first class in Marketing from the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).

 Both parents live in other countries, but they return to Ghana frequently to see Black Sherif and his siblings.

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Fast-rising talent, Black Sherif began his musical career as a dancer before switching to music in secondary school.

Black Sherif debuted his career in 2019 by uploading the song “Cry for Me” to YouTube. His debut song “Money” and a music video were both released on May 25, 2020.

His single “First Sermon” was released in May 2021, further extending his fan base. “Second Sermon,” the song’s follow-up, was released in July and featured Burna Boy, another African performer.

With his track “Kwaku the Traveller,” which peaked at No. 1 on the charts in Ghana and Nigeria and later became his most well-known song, Black Sherif made his debut in March 2022.

The singles “45” and “Soja” were used as promotion for his October release of The Villain I Never Was.

At the OVO Arena in Wembley, London, Black Sherif gave a performance for the 25th anniversary of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. He organized his first event, the “Mozama Disco Concert,” in Accra in December 2022.

On February 20, 2023, at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos, Black Sherif won Best Hip Hop at the Soundcity MVP Awards. On May 20, he performed at the Palladium Times Square in New York City.

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A case for alleged breach of contract was brought against Black Sherif on April 11, 2022, following the signing of a contract with Empire Shadrach Agyei Owusu, the CEO of Waynes Chavis Consult, who was requesting the court to prohibit Black Sherif from performing at events without his authorization.

The musician sought an injunction from the Accra High Court’s Commercial Division to prevent him from performing any songs that were under his prior management, but it was denied.


  • Money
  • Ankonam
  • Ade Akye
  • Destiny
  • Cry For Me
  • Mea
  • 1st Sermon
  • 2nd Sermon Featuring Burna Boy (2021)
  • Kwaku The Traveller (2022)


Black Sheriff has not yet released his debut studio album, although he has teased an impending EP.

According to Black Sherif, his singles titled The 1st and 2nd Sermon and Kwaku The Traveller are among the songs on the yet-to-be-released EP.

Black Sherif Net Worth

In the majority of interviews, Blacko has stated that he does not have a girlfriend and that he is only focused on his music.

Black Sherif has a high net worth. His net worth is $100,000, which he obtained through music, ambassador partnerships, and commercial ventures.

Social Media

Follow Black Sherif on Instagram and Twitter @blacksherif_

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