New artiste Black Sherif has revealed he did not expect his hit songs First Sermon and Second Sermon to gain the traction they did after their release.
According to him, the Sermons were freestyles he chose to release to build anticipation for his upcoming EP.
Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, he said, “on the sermons, I am preaching about realities out here, about things I have seen, [and], realities on the street.”
“So, with the two Sermons, I was putting up something to build anticipation for my coming EP. That was the plan; we didn’t know it would take off like this.”
Black Sherif shot to fame in May 2021 after he released his freestyle, First Sermon.
However, the rapper from Kumasi was already gaining some attention when he swept music lovers away with the three-minute drill project.
The release of Second Sermon, which shone some light on the shackles on street life, drew more people to the artiste, with many wanting to know and see more of him and his talent.
Black Sherif also, during the interview, dismissed claims he wanted to portray a violent side of him hence the use of machete in his video.
He explained that using the machete to symbolise the ‘Akofena’ is his way of portraying courage, “it is part of the art.”