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Black Sherif Clinches First BET Award, Wins “Best International Flow” at the 2023 Hip-Hop Awards

Black Sherif Clinches First BET Award, Wins “Best International Flow” at the 2023 Hip-Hop Awards

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He becomes the second Ghanaian artiste to secure a win in this category, following Sarkodie’s historic win in 2019.

By Helena Olori

Ghanaian rising Hip-Hop artiste, Black Sherif, has won his first-ever BET award, beating African stars, Sampa The Great (Zambia),  AKA, and K.O., both from South Africa, and six other international artistes from the UK, France, and Brazil, to clinch the 2023 Hip-Hop Best International Flow award.

A video excerpt circulating on social media captures the moment when the “Kwaku the Traveller” crooner gracefully approached the podium to accept the award.

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Black Sherif

(Read also: Burna Boy, Fireboy Dml, Asake, Black Sheriff Win at the 2023 SoundCity MVP Awards)

This win follows Black Sherif’s initial nomination for “Best International Flow” last year, where he faced stiff competition and narrowly missed out to Gabonese artiste, Benjamin Epps. He becomes the second Ghanaian artiste to secure a win in this category, following Sarkodie’s historic win in 2019.

Black Sheriff, born Mohammed Ismail Sheriff, came to the limelight in 2021 after releasing his song, “First Sermon”. His debut album, The Villain I Never Was, released a year ago through Blacko Management and Empire, debuted at #12 on the Billboard World Albums Chart. He has won multiple awards since the start of his fast-rising career, including the “West African Artiste of the Year” at the recently concluded Headies.

(Read also: Rema, Burna Boy, and Asake, Top Winners’ List at the 16th Headies Awards)

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The annual music awards show, which honours excellence in Hip-Hop, was held on Tuesday at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. A telecast of the award ceremony is set to air on October 10, 2023, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Black Sherif - Best International Flow - 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards - Afrocritik

The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2023 ceremony, which also marks the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, is hosted by rapper Fat Joe, and features performances by new age stars, DaBaby, Fivio Foreign, GloRilla, Sexyy Red, as well as Hip-Hop icons Kid Capri, Kool DJ Red Alert, Scott Storch, and DJ Spinderella.

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