Ghanaian superstar Black Sherif was voted the “West African Artiste of the Year” at the 16th Headies Awards in 2023.
His distinctive storytelling and style set him apart, and this amazing win solidified his status as the dominant figure in West African music.
The “West African Artiste of the Year” category recognized musicians of West African heritage who had a major impact on the continent’s musical scene throughout the course of the year.
Camidoh and Gyakie, two other natives from the West African area, were vanquished by the musician.
Black Sherif congratulated his followers throughout Africa as a whole and in particular those in Konongo Zongo, the city where he was born, after winning the award.
Ayra Starr, Asake, Rema, Victony, KCee, Oxlade, Johnny Drille, Blaqbonez, Spyro, Seyi Vibez, and FireBoyDML were among the Afrobeats performers who played at the 16th Headies Awards.
“Thank you so much to the fans, to the listeners. Thank you Headies, thank you Nigeria Thank you Ghana, thank you Konongo Zongo, I love you,” Black Sherif said.
With the May 2021 release of his song “First Sermon,” Black Sherif first became well-known. The “Second Sermon” was delivered in response in July.
His breakthrough came in March 2022 with the release of his popular song “Kwaku the Traveller,” which peaked at Number 1 on the Apple Music charts in Ghana and Nigeria. (17 million people have seen the song’s music video). The Villain I Never Was, his debut album, was subsequently released on October 5, 2022.