There’s No Pressure On Me To Release Hit Songs – Black Sherif
Rapper Black Sherif says fan expectations won’t push him to release hit song after hit song, despite the resounding success of his recent chart topper. Kwaku the Traveler.
Just over a month after the release of Kwaku The Traveler, it has over 9 million views on Youtube and has topped numerous charts as well as over 75 million streams.
Apart from performing at the 3Music Awards and the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Black Sherif has also been booked for numerous shows in the coming months.
He is expected to share a stage with Chris Brown, Meghan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid on July 3 at The Afro Nation concert.
With all of these accomplishments, some musicians will feel pressured to stay relevant, but speaking recently in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Black Sherif said there’s no pressure on him.
“There’s no pressure on me. I love exploring my reality through the stories I preach through music while studying acting to perfect my craft. When you love what you do, you do it with ease. I drop songs whenever I want and it’s always fire when I drop a song,” he said.
Some musicians aren’t able to stay relevant after a year or two, but Black Sherif said he intends to stick around for a long time.
“Black Sherif is a brand for everyone. My fans are the foundation of this brand and it’s my job to work hard to release great music to entertain everyone who loves my music. As mentioned earlier, this is just the beginning. We are going to witness a beautiful musical journey.
“Music is what gives me joy and I will never lose sight of my first love. I give my all to music and I believe that is a reflection of the feedback I get from fans and music lovers around the world .
According to him, his first priority as an artist is to make music and that is exactly what he is only focusing on now.
Speaking about all the controversy and criticism surrounding him, Black Sheriff said he left his lawyers to deal with the legal matters.
“In the industry I’m in, criticism is a big part of the culture and I think constructive criticism helps shape the industry. I’ve learned to accept different opinions and choose those that fit with my growth” , he added.
Black Sherif rose to prominence and generated national conversation with his sermons – first sermon and second sermon respectively – catching the attention of Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy.