Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has reached 100 million streams for Black Sherif. After an incredible run since last year, the “Kweku the Traveller” hitmaker becomes the first Ghanaian artist to cross the 100M streaming milestone on Boomplay.
Black Sherif joins the Boomplay Golden Club with this accomplishment, joining artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Omah Lay, and Rayvanny on the list of musicians that have reached and surpassed the 100M streams milestone.
“It means a lot to me to be the first Ghanaian artist to reach 100 million streams on Boomplay in such a short period of time. This makes me realize that I can accomplish anything as long as I believe it and dare to act on it. As a small child from Konongo, I only had a dream and a voice. Huge gratitude to the Boomplay staff for having me on since the beginning, Black Sherif said.
Born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, the outstanding 20-year-old artist’s 2020 releases of “Money,” “Cry For Me,” and “Destiny” helped him earn some online notoriety. Later, he released “Money (remix),” “Adea Kye,” and “Ankonam,” which generated a ton of excitement on Boomplay in many different nations.
In 2021, Black Sherif released his “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon,” which went viral and catapulted him into the public eye. He expanded his audience outside of Africa thanks to a remix of his “Second Sermon” with Burna Boy. Due to this, Blacko was revealed to be Ghana’s second most streamed artist of 2021, and his songs “First Sermon” and “Second Sermon” were the first and second most streamed songs of 2021 in Ghana, during Boomplay’s Recap 2021, which highlights statistics and insights of music consumption and engagement on the Boomplay platform.
Black Sherif, the protagonist of his tale of bright stars, went on to take home four prizes at the March 2022 Boomplay Breakthrough Act of the Year 2022 3Music Awards. He premiered a stunning performance of his most recent hit, “Kwaku the Traveller,” at the same occasion. The song 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 40 million streams thus far.