Talented Ghanaian rapper, Black Sherif, has won the Best West African Artiste of the Year at the 17th Headies Awards organised by the Nigerians which was held in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 3.
The “West African Artiste of The Year” category is carefully selected to celebrate artistes hailing from West Africa who have made significant contributions to the continent’s music in the year under review.
Black Sherif beats the likes of colleague Ghanaian musicians Camidoh, Gyakie and Liberian Therapist to emerge the winner.
Black Sherif, born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, has been making waves in the music scene with his unique blend of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and highlife sounds.
His big win is a clear indication of how his music has expanded his global presence in the showbiz industry.
Having been adjudged the ultimate Artiste of the Year in this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs), he has also won other global awards and gained nominations in various award schemes within a short time of announcing his presence in the music scenes.
Receiving the award for Best West African Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif expressed his gratitude to his fans and the organisers of the awards for the recognition.
“Thank you so much to the fans, to the listeners. Thank you Headies, thank you Nigeria Thank you Ghana, thank you Konongo Zongo, I love you,” he said.
The Headies was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria and has been credited with recognising and celebrating exceptional talent in the African music industry.
This year’s, marking the 17th edition saw the likes of Nigeria’s Rema walking home with the Best Male Artiste of the Year award
Also, Asake grabbed a brand new car after winning the highly coveted Next Rated category.
The event brought together music icons, industry insiders, and fans from across Africa and beyond.
It also featured electrifying performances from some of Africa’s biggest stars, including Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Davido, who also took home several awards in different categories.
Source: Ghana/MaxTV/MaxFM/max.com.gh/Joyceline Natally Cudjoe