Black Sherif Becomes First Ghanaian Artist To Hit 100m Streams On Boomplay
This remarkable achievement puts the “Kwaku the Traveller” singer on par with A-list African artists such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Omah Lay, and Rayvanny, who have all reached and beyond that mark.
“Reaching 100 million streams on Boomplay in such a short time and being the first Ghanaian artist to achieve this feat is a big deal to me,” Black Sherif wrote as he shared this exciting accomplishment with his fans on social media.
Following the release of his successful songs “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” in 2021, the 20-year-old musician, born Mohammed Ismail Shariff, acquired mainstream notoriety.
Money, Adea Kye, Ankonam, Cry For Me, and Destiny were among the songs he released in 2020 that gained little attention.
His “Second Sermon” remix, which included Burna Boy, expanded his appeal across Africa and beyond.
Black Sherif won four wins at the 2022 3Music Awards, including Boomplay Breakthrough Act of the Year, which took place in March 2022.
He premiered a remarkable performance of his latest hit, “Kwaku the Traveller,” at the same occasion. The song catapulted him to African prominence, charting at No. 1 in both Ghana and Nigeria on Boomplay.