Ghanaian growing star, Black Sherif, has hit 100M streams on Africa’s maximum expansive song streaming and download platform, Boomplay.
The “Kweku the Traveller” hitmaker will become the primary Ghanaian artist to attain the 100M streams milestone on Boomplay after having had an outstanding run in the year 2021.
With this feat, Black Sherif joins Boomplay’s Golden Club, a listing of artists who’ve clocked and passed the 100M streams milestone, which includes Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Omah Lay and Rayvanny. Reaching a hundred million streams on Boomplay in one of this quick time and being the primary Ghanaian artist to acquire this feat is a huge deal to me.
As a youngster from Konongo, who best had a dream and a voice, this brings me to the realisation that I can acquire any and the whole lot as long as I trust and dare myself to take action. Big love to the Boomplay crew for placing me on from day one until now,” Black Sherif shared. Born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, the 20-year-old gifted artist launched “Money”, “Cry For Me”, and “Destiny” in 2020, which won him a few traction online. Later, he dropped “Money (remix)”, “Adea Kye”, and “Ankonam” and garnered massive buzz on Boomplay throughout numerous countries. When Black Sherif’s “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” was launched in 2021, they went viral and taken him to the mainstream limelight.
A remix of his “Second Sermon” featuring Burna Boy gave him further reach across Africa and beyond. Consequently, during Boomplay’s Recap 2021, which highlights stats and insights of music consumption and engagement on the Boomplay platform, Blacko emerged as Ghana’s 2nd Most Streamed Artist of 2021 and his “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” were the 1st and 2nd Most Streamed Songs of 2021 in Ghana. His story written in bright stars, Black Sherif, went on to win the four awards at the 2022 3Music Awards, held in March 2022, including the Boomplay Breakthrough Act of the Year. At the same event, he debuted a spectacular performance of his latest single, “Kwaku the Traveller”. The song skyrocketed him to African stardom and peaked at NO.1 on both Boomplay Ghana and Nigeria charts. It currently has over 40 million streams on Boomplay. Blacko is truly a superstar in the making, and the journey continues for Kweku the Traveller! Congratulations to the son of Konongo Zongo!