Black Sherif reveals why keeps using the names “Kwaku Killa and “Kwaku Frimpong” in his songs.
Black Sherif explains why he continually alludes to himself in his songs as “Kwaku Killa” and “Kwaku Frimpong.”
Talented Ghanaian musician Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong, professionally known as Black Sherif, has explained why he keeps using the names “Kwaku Killa and “Kwaku Frimpong” in his songs.
“You see now I use Kwaku, KK, a lot. I used to get bullied for it. At the time, I was Sherif Frimpong Ismail”, the artist said.
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Explaining the reason why he was bullied over his name ‘Frimpong’, Black Sherif said, “At the time, I was Sherif Frimpong Ismail. Those bullies would say, ‘How are you, a Muslim, calling yourself Frimpong”,
“I didn’t like the Frimpong name, even though that’s my father’s name. Due to that history, I have always felt I have to do something, I have a debt to pay, pay my dues, so that name would be mentioned and honoured. That’s why I never front Sherif Muhammed Ismail a lot”.
He added: “I rather from Kwaku Frimpong, he stressed. The name is actually my identity.”