Ghanaian superstar Black Sherif releases his new single, “OH NO,” rounding out a whirlwind 2023 that included wins at The BET Awards for Best International Flow, The Headies Awards for Best West African Artiste Of The Year, and the VGMAs for Artiste Of The Year.
Black Sherif —BET Award-winning artist and voice of Africa’s GEN Z— releases his new single, “OH NO,” which is out today via Blacko Management and EMPIRE. Following his recent win at the BET Hip Hop Awards, the 21-year-old artist asserts himself as a front-runner who’s leading the charge for African music globally.
“OH NO” is a Highlife, Soul, and Drill-infused anthem that reflects Black Sherif’s unwavering concentration as he has kept his head down working, despite any forces that try to shift his path. “It feels like me standing at the edge of an open pit, but I know the resultant effect of the very next step,” Black Sherif shared about the song’s inspiration. “I chose to live my life devoid of any fear of falling into the pit. There are voices around and within; pushing me. Either to direct my next step away from the pit or have me fall into this deep abyss. “OH NO,” is a reaffirmation to my destiny and my calling. It’s me defining who I am, what I have believed in, and basking in the work I have put in thus far.” The track is produced by in-house producer and long-time collaborator, Samsney, with additional production from Joker Nharnah.
Since last year’s release of his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, Black Sherif has solidified his place as one of Africa’s most powerful creative voices and has broken streaming records. He’s the most-streamed Ghanaian artist of 2022 on Spotify and the most-streamed Ghanaian artist of all time on Boomplay. With no gimmicks, he has reached these pinnacles in record time—paving the way as one of the foremost pioneers of the new sound emanating from Africa. He began this year with the release of his double single project, Take Care Of Yourself Blacko, which featured self-care-affirming songs that encouraged healing and taking time to reflect on his journey. Black Sherif has continued to be a beacon of hope to the Ghanaian community as his presence extends beyond music. He recently attended the UN General Assembly, where he met with some of the world’s most powerful leaders and he also was one of the key celebrity guests, alongside Idris Elba and Sheryl Lee Ralph, to accompany Vice President Kamala Harris in Ghana during her Africa tour in March.