Black Sherif’s ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ Becomes The Most Shazamed Song In The World

Kwaku the Traveller Black Sherif
Source: @_theSeyram via twitter

Ghanaian rapper, Mohammed Ismail Sherif, better known Black Sherif has reached a new career milestone on Apple Music’s Shazam with his viral song “Kwaku The Traveller

Shazam is a smartphone app that can recognize music, movies, commercials, and television episodes based on a short sample played through the device’s microphone.

Kwaku The Traveller Shazam
Kwaku The Traveller Tops Shazam

With over two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000) streams on shazam, Black Sherif’s “Kwaku the Traveller,” which recently became the number one song in Nigeria, is presently the most shazamed music in the world.

This is arguably one of the breakout star’s most emotional songs yet. Black Sherif’s newest work, ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ is the story about a young man struggling to make a life for himself.

Kwaku The Traveller Black Sherif
Source: @_theSeyram via twitter

On this path, which he has eventually come to accept, a lot of sacrifices and life-altering decisions seem to have been made. This is apparent in the opening lines of the song where the 20-year-old admits that he is not without blemishes and prone to mistakes.

But he keeps going “more like a rolling stone” and is poised to keep the pace. The Konongo born musician is signed to Road Boys Association (RBA) and the song was produced by Joker Nharnah.

Kweku Killer don’t lie when I say I did it, I did it.

Big stacks big cash my way but still I fumble it,” he sings on the 3-minute tune.

Considering the gravity of some of these moves Blacko makes during this ordeal and the criticisms thereof, he is asking who is without sin to cast the first stone, like Jesus asked the Pharisees who accused a woman of sexual infidelity in John 8:7

Of course I f#*ked up, who never fucked up hands in the air, no hands?”

But on this journey, narrated on the hip-hop instrumental, it is easy to feel home-sickness.

“It’s been far away chasing gwallala, “I’ll be back again bro ‘meka menan’, I swear on my life,

Stream Kwaku The Traveller by Black Sherif on Youtube

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