Tuesday, 27 February

Black Sherif declares 'so much love' for Kwesi Arthur, X users react divergently

Ghanaian music star Black Sherif

The 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif, has declared his utmost love for rap star Kwesi Arthur.

Sherif, in fact, wished Arthur knew how deep his love for him is.

On X, Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Black Sherif wrote: "I love Kwesi Arthur so much, I wish he knew."

In the comments, some popular figures on X reacted, assuming different reasons behind the random but profound post.

Bongo Ideas suggested the post was an attempt to calm nerves because of "a problem" and "a disagreement" between the two artistes.

Opresii called up Ningo Prampram lawmaker Sam George, a proponent of the so called Anti-LGBTQIA+ bill which is currently before parliament.

Asiedu Mends reminded the timeline of an unreleased collaboration between Kwesi Arthur and Black Sherif, beseeching the latter to drop the song.

Below is a 2021 still from a behind the scenes footage of a music video for a song with Arthur and Sherif on it. 

| L-R: 2023 BET winner Black Sherif and 2018 BET nominee Kwesi Arthur

The unreleased song, which also has hypeman and Hiphop poet Bigg Homie Flee on it, was teased before his fall out with Kwesi Arthur. 

In October 2023, Arthur extended an olive branch to "Kojo [Okoampah] aka Homie Flee".

In a 2022 Afrobeats Podcast interview with UK-based Nigerian media star Adesope Olajide, Black Sherif revealed some of his top inspirations "one hundred [per cent] are La Meme Gang, Kwesi Arthur... for real".

He reminisced being enamoured of those two Ghanaian Hiphop acts when "I was fresh in [senior] high school". 

"Yo, I can't lie, the highlights of my life is like La Meme [and] Kwesi Arthur," the serial hitmaker stressed, adding: "I was just spreading the thing... promoting the thing [their music]."

The Highlife hit Abonten (Outside) by DJ Breezy has verses from Kwesi Arthur and Black Sherif, who guested alongside Smallgod, Mugeez and Stonebwoy.

Source: classfmonline.com/Prince Benjamin