Ismail Mohammed Sherif Kwaku Frimpong, also known as Black Sherif in the entertainment industry, discussed the sources of his distinct sound.
When he first appeared in the Ghanaian music industry, Blacko was a huge success. His recent string of hits has mostly been composed of rehearsed songs, and they have captivated the interest of many fans.
Black Sherif told Accra’s Asaase Radio that after the Kumerica craze, the Asakaa Boys from Kumasi pushed him to pursue a career in drill music.
“I would give all the credit to the Asakaa Boys because they really made drill popular all over Africa and even in Kenya they are now doing drill songs,” he said.
“I fell in love with drill music after listening to the Asakaa Boys so I would say that they influenced what I’m doing because it had some energy and vibe in there which got my attention,” Black Sherif told the host in a virtual interview from London.
Asakaa, also known as Ghana drill, is expected to achieve the same level of international popularity as Nigerian Afrobeats and South African Amapiano.