Black Sherif, a successful Ghanaian artist, has been awarded the prestigious Golden Club plaque by Boomplay.
This happened after he became the first musician from Ghana to attain the milestone of 100 million streams on the streaming service.
Boomplay Ghana’s public relations manager, Paul Azumah-Ayitey, gave Black Sherif the plaque and remarked of his rapid rise: “For a platform that initially found Black Sherif as a potential emerging star, Boomplay is thrilled to watch his extraordinary success.”
The artists who have reached and surpassed 100 million streams are housed in Boomplay’s Golden Club. We are thrilled with the experience thus far and think that Boomplay will function as an enabler for other up-and-coming Ghanaian performers, inspiring them to greater heights.
Hitting the milestone and becoming the first Ghanaian artist to do so on the streaming service is a great accomplishment to me, Blacko told his followers after reaching the milestone.
“As a small child from Konongo who simply had a dream and a voice, this has made me realize that everything is possible for me as long as I have faith in myself and the courage to act. I appreciate it, Blacko Tribe. Big thanks to the Boomplay team for having me on since the beginning.
Blacko becomes another bright spot in Ghana’s music industry by joining Boomplay’s Golden Club of top African music singers, which also includes Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Simi, Rayvanny, Fireboy, Omah Lay, Joe Boy, and more.
The “Kwaku The Traveller” hitmaker will receive priority for his next releases, including his much awaited album, as well as online and offline promotional support across Boomplay’s operational territories.
Born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, the 20-year-old talented artiste released “Money”, “Cry For Me”, and “Destiny” in 2020. Later, he dropped “Money (remix)”, “Adea Kye”, and “Ankonam” which garnered huge buzz on Boomplay across several countries.
The release of “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” in 2021, would see Blacko go viral, ushering him into mainstream limelight. Consequently, Blacko earned a feature from fellow Golden Club member, Burna Boy, for the remix of Second Sermon to give him further reach across Africa and opened the floodgates for plaudits from prestigious awards and platforms.
Boomplay’s end-of-year recap, which highlights stats and insights of music consumption and engagement on the Boomplay platform, in 2021, had Blacko emerging as Ghana’s 2nd Most Streamed Artiste of the year. His “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” were the 1st and 2nd Most Streamed Songs of 2021 in Ghana.
The phenomenal talent went on to win four accolades at the 2022 3Music Awards, which were held in March 2022, including the Boomplay Breakthrough Act of the Year category. Blacko’s narrative is one of shining stars.
He made his stage debut at the same occasion with a stunning performance of “Kwaku the Traveller.” The track catapulted him to African prominence and reached the top of the charts on Boomplay in both Ghana and Nigeria. On Boomplay, it has received over 57 million streams so far.