BET award-winning artist Black Sherif has once again asserted his dominance in the African music scene with his latest single, ‘OH NO.’ Released on November 9, 2023, the track has quickly risen to prominence, claiming the number one spot on both the Shazam and Apple Music Top 100 Ghana charts.
The 21-year-old artist’s track, infused with Highlife, Soul, and Drill elements, is produced by his in-house collaborator Samsney, with additional production by Joker Nharnah. The song not only showcases Black Sherif’s musical prowess but also delves into the rapper’s resilience in the face of adversity, emphasizing his commitment to staying true to his art.
‘OH NO’ has become the most Shazamed song in Ghana within a week of its release, attesting to its immediate impact on listeners. The resounding chorus of the song sees Black Sherif reaffirming his dedication to his craft, navigating through challenges while remaining authentic.
The rapper, known for winning the ‘BET International Flow‘ award, shared the inspiration behind the track, describing it as a reaffirmation of his destiny and calling. He expressed the feeling of standing at the edge of an open pit, facing decisions that could either lead him away from the pit or into a deep abyss. ‘Oh No’ encapsulates his determination to define himself, embrace his beliefs, and celebrate the hard work he has invested in his journey.
Starting the year with a double single project titled ‘Take Care of Yourself Blacko,’ focusing on self-care and reflection, Black Sherif has consistently showcased his versatility as an artist. Since the release of his debut album, ‘The Villain I Never Was,’ last year, he has rapidly become one of Africa’s most influential creative voices. His streaming numbers on platforms like Spotify and Boomplay speak volumes about his global appeal, making him the most streamed Ghanaian artist of 2022 on Spotify and the most streamed Ghanaian artist of all time on Boomplay.
Black Sherif’s success story is not only a testament to his talent but also reflects the evolving landscape of African music, with artists like him playing a pivotal role in shaping the continent’s musical identity on a global scale. As ‘OH NO’ continues to make waves, fans eagerly anticipate what’s next for this rising African star.