Ghana’s Black Sherif, has won the Best West African Artiste of the Year at the prestigious Nigerian Headies Awards held in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 3.
The category for ‘West African Artiste of The Year’ celebrated artistes hailing from West Africa who made significant contributions to the continent’s music in the year under review.
Black Sherif beat the likes of Ghana’s Camidoh and Gyakie and Therapist, a Liberian singer.
Black Sherif, born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, has been making waves in the music scene with his unique blend of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and highlife sounds.
His win is a clear indication of his expanding global presence having being adjudged the ultimate Artiste of the Year at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs) within a short time of announcing his presence.
Receiving the award for Best West African Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif expressed his gratitude to his fans and the organisers of Headies for the recognition.
“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,” he said.
The Headies was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria and has been credited with recognising and celebrating exceptional talent in the African music industry.
This year’s, marking the 17th edition saw the likes of Nigeria’s Rema walking home with the Best Male Artiste of the Year award
Also, Asake grabbed a brand new car after winning the highly coveted Next Rated category.
The event brought together music icons, industry insiders, and fans from across Africa and beyond.
It also featured electrifying performances from some of Africa’s biggest stars, including Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Davido, who also took home several awards in different categories.