Black Sherif has expressed happiness over the huge endorsement from American superstars, Snoop Dogg and Akon in recent times.
Akon in particular gushed over the fast-rising Ghanaian rapper and songwriter in a recent interview conducted on BBC Radio 1 Xtra. The award-winning artiste of Senegalese descent said he is a huge fan of Black Sherif and he would snap him up if no major label picked him.
“I’m a huge fan of Black Sherif right now. I think it may be because he just reminded me of the energy of myself when I came out. I remember the first record, bro.
“I was in New York City when a friend of mine called Baako from Mali played me the song and I said yo who the F is that? You can hear in his voice, you can feel the pain, the struggle, you hear the challenges and you can just hear a ghetto kid wanting to get out.
“It’s the way he says it, you know is real, it’s nothing that’s fabricated and if no major label picks him up, they need to get to him before I do,” Akon is quoted to have said on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
In response, Blacko who recently spoke to Graphic Showbiz said he is humbled by the kind words from the two American greats.
“Such comments will urge me to do more. I have received such comments from superstars like Snoop Dogg but I am not allowing all that to get to my head.
“I see them as compliments and a challenge for me to do more. Black Sherif is just starting and Ghanaians and the world are about to experience something spectacular from me,” he said.