Black Sherif aka Killa Blacko full Biography.

Black Sherif Biography: Age, Parents, Hometown, Girlfriend

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Who is Black Sherif in Ghana?

Born Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kweku Frimpong, Black Sherif aka Killa Blacko is a Ghanaian highlife singer, rapper, and songwriter.

Killa Blacko instantly shot to fame after the release of his chart-topping single, ‘First Sermon’ which currently has over 1.5million Youtube views.

He became the most talked-about artiste in Ghana when he dropped his ever popular hit single, ‘Second Sermon’ which garnered 1million Youtube views in just five days.

Black Sherif, who was known as ‘Aaabwoy’ during his high school days at KUMACA, was a prolific dancer before he started writing his own songs.

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Date of birth

Black Sherif was born on Wednesday, January 9th, 2002.


The ‘2nd Sermon‘ hitmaker is currently 20 years old and will be 21 come January next year, 2023.

Meaning of Black Sherif aka Killa Blacko

His rightful name, Sherif — which can also be spelt and pronounced in Arabic as ‘Sharif‘, ‘Shareef‘, ‘Sheriff‘, or ‘Chérif — is a traditional Arabic title or name which means “noble”, “highborn” or “honourable”, and it is used to describe the descendants of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hassan ibn Ali.

He added ‘Black’ to Sherif because he is a Black African, and also to differentiate his ‘Sherif’ name from the other Sherifs.

In simple terms, Black Sherif means High Born African’.

As to how he came by the ‘Blacko’ nickname, the ‘Destiny’ singer in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM explained that most of his buddies on the streets find his name (Black Sherif) too long to pronounce, hence the short form, Blacko.


Black Sherif was born to an Asante Muslim convert father Mr Frimpong and Muslim mother Ante Marie (or Ante Mariama), who both live abroad.


The ‘Money’ singer was born and raised in the Zongo community of Konongo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana where he hails from.

Black Sherif parents mother mum Ante Marie Mariama father Frimpong.
Black Sherif and his mother Ante Marie Mariama.

Religion, Faith

His father, Mr Frimpong was a Christian before he converted to Muslim.

Black Sherif is a devout Muslim who prays 5 times a day and fasts throughout the statutory Ramadan month as stipulated in the Holy Quran.

The Highlife singer claims he doesn’t drink alcohol nor smoke although he glorifies the smoking of marijuana in some of his hit songs, especially the ‘Second Sermon’.

Senior High School, University Education

Black Sherif started his primary and junior high school education at Konongo Basic School in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

He had his senior high school education at Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, and completed in 2019.

Black Sherif is currently studying Marketing as a first-year student at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).

Black Sherif childhood old school photos, RIGHT: Black Sherif with his female classmates: Salomey Dede Addo (left), and Bhuda (in red sneakers).


Black Sherif has consistently indicated in most of the interviews he has granted so far that he doesn’t have a girlfriend.

According to Killa Blacko, he is married to his craft (music) and wants to maintain that ‘relationship’ for now.

Black Sherif arrested on final exams day?

During a live interview with DJ Reuben on Luv 99.5 FM in Kumasi, one of the listeners named Clinton Moore — who sounded like a schoolmate of Sherif — commented that he (Black Sherif) was arrested right after writing their last exams paper which was Social Studies.

Black Sherif, who initially felt reluctant in responding to the said allegation, finally admitted that he, together with some of his roommates who had been tagged as ‘stubborn or bad boys’ on campus, were indeed arrested and sent to the Asokore Mampong Police Station for interrogation and scrutiny.

However, he added that after they had been detained and interrogated by the Asokore Mampong Police personnel, he and some of his colleagues were freed because their arrest was a mistaken identity.

Music Career

Black Sherif aka Blacko started off as a dancer while a student at Kumasi Accademy (KUMACA) in Kumasi, before venturing into music.

Sherif used to be called Aaabwoy (Abuoy) in KUMACA and remained as one of the best dancers for his school until his completion in 2019.

According to Black Sherif, his music journey began when he started failing some of his exam papers in school and, as a result, decided to write songs to battle his peers in a small rap competition.

Most of the songs he writes talk about abject poverty amongst the youth on the streets and the need to hustle through thick and thin to make it in life.

In 2019, he dropped ‘Cry For Me’ which announced him to the music fraternity in Ghana.

On May 25th, 2020, Black Sherif premiered the hit banger, ‘Money’ on Youtube which has, so far, garnered over 900,000 views.

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In May, 2021, he posted a video of First Sermon Freestyle on his Twitter handle, which drew the attention of Africa’s best rapper, Sarkodie, and music producer, Hammer of the Last 2 Music Group, plus some other ‘celebrities’ who in turn shared the video, making it go viral.

Blacko was later spotted hanging out with Sarkodie, days after the release of his ‘First Sermon freestyle’ from his yet-to-be-released “Road To The Tape” EP.

In July, 2021, Black Sherif shared a short video of ‘Second Sermon’ on social media, few days before its official release, which was met with mixed reactions because of his aggression in the video, making it also go viral.

On July 16th, 2021, he released the official music video for ‘Second Sermon’ which racked in 1million views on Youtube in just 5 days, and currently has over 3.2million Youtube views.

Hit Songs

  • ‘Marina’ (produced by MOG Beatz) — released on November 10th, 2019.
  • ‘Cry For Me’ (produced by Unda Beatz) — released on August 3rd, 2019.
  • Money — released on  May 25th, 2020.
  • ‘Money (Remix)’ ft Amg Armani & Tulenkey (prod. By Tubhani Music) — released on August 3rd, 2020.
  • ‘Ankonam’ — released on March 19th, 2021.
  • ‘Ade Akye’ — released on February 12th, 2021.
  • ‘Destiny’ — released on September 4th, 2020.
  • ‘Anadwo’ — released in April, 2021.
  • ‘First Sermon Freestyle’ — released on May 21st, 2021.
  • ‘Second Sermon’ (produced by Stallion) — released on July 16th, 2021.


  • “Road To The Tape” EP (Soon to be released)

Net worth

Black Sherif’s net worth has yet to be fully estimated as a new artiste who shot to fame not long ago.

Awards, Nominations

  • 2021 — Popular Song of Ashanti (2nd Sermon) — @Ashanti Music Awards — Winner!
  • 2021 — Artiste Of The Year — @Emerging Music Awards (EMA) — Winner!
  • 2021 — Most Popular Song Of The Year (First Sermon) — @Emerging Music Awards (EMA) — Winner!


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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

Who is the mother or mum of Black Sherif?

Ante Marie or Ante Mariama.

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