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Ghanaian musician Black Sherif, has been featured in the Creative Arts and Design subject of the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Question 5(c) of section B of the examination demanded that candidates provide a short note about Black Sherif and two other composers – Ephraim Amu and Agya Koo Nimo.

The short note included the composer’s hometown, genre of work and one example of his works and contribution to society.

Mohammed Ismail Sherif also known as Black Sherif is a Ghanaian singer, rapper and fashion model who gained popularity in 2021 with his song ‘First Sermon’, which he released on May 2021. This was followed up with the ‘Second Sermon’ in July 2021.

His breakthrough came in March 2022 with his hit single ‘Kwaku the Traveller’, which reached Number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts. He then released his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, on October 5, 2022.

Black Sherif was born and raised in Konongo-Zongo, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Sherif attended his basic education at Konongo Zongo Islamic Basic School and later at Pinamang Educational Complex, where he graduated Junior High School.

He then later completed his secondary education at Kumasi Academy, he was a member of the Literary Group (LG) under the Students Representative Council (SRC) where he picked up an interest in music and dancing.

Black Sherif through his impressive works gained global recognition and has been admired by many across the African region.

Some of his works include ‘Kilos Milos’, ‘Yaya’, ‘Shut Up’, ‘Soja’, ‘The Villian I Never Was’ album among others.

Creative Arts and Design provides opportunities for a learner to: self-explore, self-express, build mental focus, skilfully use hands to create (physical dexterity), manage and reduce stress, achieve personal satisfaction and enjoyment.

The 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which started on Monday, July 8, 2024 will end on Monday July 15, 2024.