‘When My Name Wasn’t Mentioned, I Said, Yawa!’ – Blacko On VGMA Album of the Year Loss

Current reigning 2023 VGMA Artiste of the Year Black Sherif, government name Mohammed Ismail Sharrif, has revealed that he was anticipating to win the Album of the Year.

The Album of the Year category at the event was won by King Promise’s 5 Star.

‘Blacko’ as he is affectionately called appeared on TV3′s New Day hosted by Cookie-T and Berla Mundi on Monday May 8, where he voiced his emotions about not being victorious in the Album of the Year category.

“Obviously, I was waiting to hear my name, but when my name wasn’t mentioned, I said, ‘Yawa’, ” he disclosed.

According to the ‘Konongo Zongo’ hit crooner, he wasn’t disgruntled because every nominee in that category merited the award.

His project ‘The Villain I Never Was’ vied with the likes of ‘Jamz’ by Sarkodie, ‘My Diary’ by Gyakie, ‘Son of Jacob’ by Kwesi Arthur, ‘Kadosh’ by Joe Mettle and eventual winner ‘5 Star’ by King Promis


However, King Promise’s win already sparked some debates on social media as most netizens and fans of Black Sherif were certain it was a win for their idol.

Black Sherif took home five awards out of 11 nominations.

From Best Hip-hop Song of the Year, Best Music Video, Best Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste, Most Popular Song to the ultimate win of the night, Artiste of the Year.

He therefore communicated how delighted he was about being victorious of most of the awards he was nominated for.

Meanwhile, when he was quizzed when is he collaborating with other seasoned artists such as Stobebwoy and Shatta Wale, he responded that when the time is right, he will work with his senior colleagues in the industry.

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu
Writer’s email : edemlatsu093@gmail.com

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