Black Sherif, a rising sensation in Ghana, has returned with a brand-new song called “Soja.” The rapper/singer returns to show why so many people were right to claim he’s up next after sweeping the globe earlier this year with the viral smash “Kwaku The Traveller,” which amassed over 18 million listens on Spotify alone and was the most Shazamed song internationally at one point.
Black Sherif declares in the upbeat song “Soja” that he is prepared for life’s challenges and anything else comes his way. By discussing his inferiority complex and mental health problems like anxiety, he exhibits admirable vulnerability. Additionally, the vocals are as raw and emotional as ever, giving the song great weight and depth.
Black Sherif, who was born in Ghana’s Ashanti area and is barely 20 years old, has witnessed a rapid expansion of his cult following in the last two years. His “Second Sermon” track’s remix with Burna Boy helped solidify his name on the map last summer, and ever since, things have only gotten better for him, working with people like Ivorian Doll, Darkoo, ArrDee, and Vic Mensa along the road.
On October 25 at KOKO in Camden, as well as on November 6, Black Sherif will perform as the opening act. Check out the “Soja” visualiser above, and don’t forget to add the song to your playlists.