I took part in MTN Hitmaker and Mentor but I didn’t make the final cut – Black Sherif

If you thought Black Sherif’s meteoric rise to stardom happened by fluke, you need to watch his latest interview with Citi TV.

During an interview on the ‘Upside Down’ show on Citi TV, Black Sherif shot down claims that he achieved his music successes by luck.

He said at age sixteen (16), he started writing songs and even went ahead to audition for music reality shows like Mentor and MTN Hitmaker.

“When I was like 16 years old in SHS 2 doing this rap from scratch. I noticed that I could put words together. I started writing for over a year. Three weeks before I could leave high school, I got my first studio time and I did my first song with Hushpappi, my friend,” he noted.

Black added that “the man liked it, and some laughed at us. So, after high school, I started writing everywhere at home and that. We went to reality shows. including MTN hitmaker. I passed the first audition, the second audition we didn’t pass. Next, we went to Mentor but didn’t pass.”

During the same period, he also performed with his friends in villages until he recorded a song.

“We started writing again and recorded ‘Mariana’ in 2019. I left Tema back to Konongo and played shows in Ejisu with the man dem. We played shows in the villages and all. January. I recorded ‘Money ship’ with Tubaani on January 28, 2020.

Money started taking off and started playing shows and all in February. We dropped the ‘Money’ remix with Tulenkey. Did ‘Destiny and dropped ‘Destiny’ and that Christmas went to Enchi, did the Ashanti Region, and did some villages and came back to Accra,” he further noted.

Responding to Blakk Rasta’s claim that his visibility is a result of luck and that a lot of people are doing better than him, he said he has been working for long.

“Man didn’t just pull up. We’ve been on the road from time. We’ve met things and seen things, but he dey talk from what he sees. I don’t think I’m lucky. We get luck. We get grace but man, I’m not offended, but I’m just trying to clear this.

Also reacting to Blakk Rasta’s observation that his songs are similar, he said people can listen to songs he used to make back in 2019 and compare them to songs he makes now to judge.



Source: Ghanaweekend

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