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I found myself repeating the name ‘Kwaku’ when writing my songs – Black Sherif explains why he uses 'Kwaku killa' and 'Kweku Frimpong' a lot

I found myself repeating the name ‘Kwaku’ when writing my songs – Black Sherif explains why he uses 'Kwaku killa' and 'Kweku Frimpong' a lot

One of Ghana's vibrant hip-hop artists, Mohammed Ismail Sherif explains why he uses the name 'Kweku Frimpong' and 'Kweku Frimpong' in almost all his songs.

Speaking in an interview hosted by Spotify RADAR Africa Blacko said;

“As you can see, I frequently use Kwaku. I used to get bullied for that. At the time, I was Sherif Frimpong Ismail.”

Talking about how he was bullied by his attackers, the singer revealed that they(attackers) always quizzed him about using the name Frimpong even though he was a Muslim.

“How are you, a Muslim, calling yourself Frimpong?”

 “I didn’t like the Frimpong name.” He expressed his displeasure.

 “After graduating from high school, I understood that the name was my identity.”

“Due to that background, I have always felt I had to accomplish something; I have an obligation to pay my dues so that my name would be acknowledged and honored. This is the reason I don’t frequently face Sherif Muhammed Ismail.”

Also talking about how he coincidentally used the name 'Kwaku' in almost all his songs he said;

“I wrote a lot of songs in about eight weeks, and in about 80% of them, I found myself repeating ‘Kwaku’ a lot.” 

Blacko has released back-to-back hits and has gained much attention in the Ghanaian music industry and the world.




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