Ghanaian singer/songwriter Black Sherif, who was born Mohammed Ismail Sharif Kwaku Frimpong built his reputation with his brand of music laced with social commentary and personal tales. His break-out song “Kwaku the traveller” helped launch him into the mainstream conversation and he hasn’t looked back since. His new single “Soja” is a reflective tune that dwells on shaking off adversity and protecting yourself from your own demons. He gives quite a gripping performance ripe with heartfelt and emotionally punchy lyrics that detail his own failings and struggles.
Black Sherif will make his US debut this fall with a performance at Elsewhere in New York City on Sunday, November 6th. Purchase tickets here.