Ghanaian singer Black Sherif was adjudged Artiste of the Year at the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which came off at the Grand Arena Saturday.
The 21-year-old walked away with the coveted prize after coming top of his competitors, Piesie Esther, King Promise, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Joe Mettle, Camidoh and KiDi.
Black Sherif – real name Mohammed Ismail Sharrif – after receiving his award started singing out his rendition of veteran musician Adane Best’s evergreen ‘Baa He Ote’ track before delivering his victory speech.
After singing a famous line of the track, he announced the release of an upcoming album and dedicated the win to his parents, family and to the whole of Konongo Zongo.
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Blacko, as he’s fondly called, was the clear frontrunner for the award even though there was a stiff contest from Piesie Esther.
The announcement of his ultimate prize win was greeted with rapturous cheers from the audience.
Taking to Twitter, Black Sherif posted a viral meme depicting how he was at the edge of his seat in anticipation of the award being announced.