Many debates have erupted since Kwaku The Traveller first hit the streets. Many people believe the Black Sherif is better than many mainstream performers, despite music analysts misinterpreting lyrics.
However, Blacko, the man himself, has resisted the comparison agenda, insisting on paying respect to those who came before him to prepare the way. On HitzFM, Black Sherif addressed folks comparing Shatta Wale and Burna Boy to himself in his normal cool style.
“I don’t agree with that.” Music fans, on the other hand, will always be music fans. As a result, it’s up to us. Because there’s no way I’m going to dismiss someone’s work. I hold the game in high regard. And I’m not going to compare myself to greater names because that’s not how the game works.”
According to Black Sherif, he does not give credence to such statements and distances himself from them.
“I’m not sure how people express it, but I don’t agree with the idea of comparison.” But, as I have stated, music fans will always be music fans.
“So I’d like to make it clear that I value everyone’s work.” You can understand their zeal. That’s something you can’t take lightly. I hold the game in high regard. You see why I can’t compare myself to greater names. “I’m not there for their experiences and stuff,” Black Sherif reiterated.
Some Ghanaians believe Black Sherif is a better singer than Shatta Wale, the dancehall act who responded by telling the newcomer to stay in his spot. Shatta Wale warned Black Sherif not to get carried away with the attention, should he lose his bearing. People have even compared Black Sherif to Daddy Lumba, a musical icon.