Akon claims that Black Sherif has a similar spirit to him when he first came out.
In an interview with Eddie Kadi on BBC Radio 1Xtra, he stated, “I am a tremendous fan of Black Sherif right now, I think he, maybe because he reminded me of the spirit of myself when I first came out.”
I was in New York City when a buddy of mine named Bako from Mali played me the song, and I asked, “Yo who is that,” as he continued, “when I saw him and I recall that first record bro.”
Akon went on to say that when he listens to Black Sherif’s music, all he hears is originality and a real reflection of his life experience.
“Bro! Like you can hear in his voice, like you can feel pain, struggle, challenges, but you can just hear a ghetto kid just wanting to get out like, it’s the way he says it, you know it’s real, there’s nothing fabricated, you feel that especially when you’ve been there, and he’s just one of those,” he added.
The Konvict Muzik boss also warned worldwide music labels to sign Black Sherif as soon as possible.
“If no major picks him up, they need to get to him before I do,” he warned.