Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kweku Frimpong is a musician and rapper from Konongo, Ghana, who performs under the name of Black Sherif. This autobiographical song depicts his struggles to make a life for himself.
Black Sheriff refers to himself as "Kwaku the hustler" and "a traveler" whose journey towards a successful life has involved plenty of sacrifices, life-altering decisions and mistakes. He keeps falling down, only to pick himself up and carry on pushing towards his goals.
Black Sheriff raps most of the song in English, but also includes some rhymes in his native Ghanaian language of Twi.
Released on March 31, 2022, "Kwaku The Traveller" soon went viral on Twitter and TikTok. It debuted at #1 on Nigeria's Top 100 on Apple Music, marking the first time a Ghanaian solo artist had achieved the feat.
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