Grammy-nominated Senegalese-American singer, Akon, has revealed he’s a big admirer of young Ghanaian talent, Black Sherif.
According to Akon, Black Sherif reminds him of his energy when he first came out.
“I am a huge fan of Black Sherif right now, I think he, maybe because he reminded me of the energy of myself when I first came out,” he said in an interview with Eddie Kadi on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
He continued; “when I see him and I remember that first record bro I was in New York City when a friend of mine named Bako from Mali played me the song, I said yo who is that?”
Akon added that when he listens to Black Sherif’s music, the only thing he hears is creativity and his authentic portrayal of his life experience in his music.
“Bro! Like you can hear in his voice like you can feel pain, the struggle, you hear the challenges but you can just hear a ghetto kid just wanting to get out like, it’s the way he says it, you know it’s real, it’s nothing that is fabricated, you feel that especially when you’ve been that and is he is just one of those,” he added.
The Konvict Muzik boss also issued a warning to global music labels to act fast in signing Black Sherif before he does.
“If no major picks him up, they need to get to him before I do,” he warned.