Black Sherif Parents: Meet Mr Frimpong And Aunty Marie (Mariama) – Black Sherif is a Ghanaian rapper and songwriter born on January 9, 2002 in Konongo, Ghana.
He begun his musical journey as an Hiplife artiste with the release of “Cry For Me” on YouTube in 2019. Later, he transitioned and mixed it with a rap doing drill and hip hop music. On May 25, 2020, he launched his debut single, “Money,” which included a music video.
He rose to fame following the released of his “First Sermon” in 2021 that further expanded his audience, and in July, “Second Sermon” remix was released, featuring a Nigerian artiste Burna Boy.
Black Sherif’s breakthrough moment arrived in March 2022 with “Kwaku the Traveller,” which soared to Number 1 on both the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts, becoming his most renowned song.
In October, he unveiled his debut album, “The Villain I Never Was,” supported by singles like “45” and “Soja.”
His collaborations have included work with notable artists such as Sarkodie, Stormzy, Amerado, DJ Breezy, Larry Gaaga, and others.
Black Sherif graced the 25th anniversary of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, performing at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London.
Additionally, he hosted his debut concert, the “Mozama Disco Concert,” in Accra in December 2022.
On February 20, 2023, Black Sherif won the Best Hip Hop award at the Soundcity MVP Awards, held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos. On May 20, he performed at the Palladium Times Square in New York City, further expanding his international presence.
Since his debut, Black Sherif has taken his talents to international venues, performing at the Wireless Festival in Abu Dhabi, Something In The Water Festival in Virginia Beach, and Afronation Miami.
Notably, he became the first Ghanaian musician to perform on the Wireless Festival stage in the United Kingdom, and he is the most streamed Ghanaian artist on Boomplay.
He had more nominations after that, but his first major award came at the Headies 2023, when he won the West African Artist of the Year category. Prior to then, he received five VGMA 2023 awards and four 3Music awards in the same year.
Nonetheless, Blacko won three VGMA awards out of seven nominations in 2022. He was also named Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK.
On Wednesday, October 5, 2023, Black Sherif won the BET Hip Hop International Flow Award, adding another significant award to his collection. Given the stiff opposition he faced, his victory is quite significant.
Some of the most renowned figures in the globally hip-hop industry, like Central Cee, K.O, and AKA, competed in the Best International Flow category.
From an early age, his itinerant lifestyle exposed him to a complex tapestry of influences and varied cultures.
Sherif started his early education at the Konongo Zongo Islamic Basic School before continuing his studies at the Pinamang Educational Complex, where he successfully completed his junior high school education.
His educational journey led him to Kumasi Academy for secondary school. During this period, he developed a strong interest in music and dance, setting the stage for his artistic pursuits.
Sherif was a student at the University of Ghana in October 2022, pursuing his education. He had previously studied at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).
Black Sherif Parents: Meet Mr Frimpong And Aunty Marie (Mariama)
Growing up as a child in Ghana posed certain challenges for Black Sherif. When he was ten years old, his auntie assumed the responsibility of caring for him.
During this period, his parents, Mr. Kwabena Frimpong and Aunty Marie (also known as Marriama), were both residing abroad.
His father, a converted Muslim of Asante descent, and his mother, hailing from a devout Muslim family, had been in a committed union for nearly three decades, and they were blessed with two children.
Throughout Black Sherif’s childhood, his Auntie played a crucial role in providing support and blessings for his career.
Additionally, other extended family members rallied to assist him in realizing his potential and dreams. They worked diligently to ensure he received a proper education and had his essential needs met, despite the challenges of growing up in a tumultuous environment.
Black Sherif’s extraordinary academic ability first prompted his parents to desire for him to pursue a career in medicine at the tertiary level. His father, on the other hand, was taken aback with surprise when he found his son’s musical potential, causing him to enthusiastically support the aspiring rapper.
Mr. Frimpong who currently resides in Greece told Inews, as reported by Ghanaweb, that he and his wife Mariama had gone to considerable measures to encourage Blacko to pursue a career as a doctor. During that time, they had even purchased a computer desktop for him.
However, despite not having parenting care, Black Sherif has been praising them particularly his mother as he did in his ‘Second Sermon’ song.