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Black Sherif’s “The Villain I Never Was” Hits One Billion Streams

The album becomes the most streamed Ghanaian album of all time.

Black Sherif’s debut studio album, “The Villain I Never Was”, has reportedly garnered more than one billion streams across Apple Music, Spotify, Boomplay and Audiomack.

The 14 listed track album was released on November 6, 2022, in which he only featured Nigerian’s Burnaboy, for the remix of “Second Sermon”.  The album is now the most streamed Ghanaian album of all time.

Born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, the 21-year-old talented artist released “Money”, “Cry For Me”, and “Destiny” in 2020, which gained him some traction online.

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However,  he gained popularity in 2021 with his song “First Sermon” which was released in May of that year. He later followed up with the “Second Sermon” in July leading up to his breakthrough in March 2022 with his hit single “Kwaku the Traveller”. The song reached number one on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts.

Black Sheriff was adjudged the Artiste of the Year at the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

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