Rapper Black Sherif has dismissed speculations that his new single ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ was written to respond to the controversies surrounding his management.
According to him, the song was written and recorded weeks before he was criticised for allegedly leaving his investor high and dry to sign with another label.
Speaking on UTV, he noted that “I wrote this song two weeks before January 24. I teased it on social media.”
Black Sherif stated that when writing the song, he only wanted to tell the story of struggling youth working continuously hard to fend for themselves.
Some social media users have wondered if Black Sherif’s new song was a response to some allegations made against him by his investor.
In February and early March, the fast-rising artiste faced public wrath after it was alleged he signed a record deal with another label, Empire Entertainment, without the approval of his management.
When the issue reached the court of public opinion, many people bashed the young musician for his actions. But, the manager of Black Sherif, Madonna, in an interview with Da Don on Hitz FM, dismissed the claims.
He also revealed that the purported manager accusing Black Sherif of leaving him was only a financier who came on board after the release of Second Sermon.
The rapper’s management, Road Boys Association (RBA), debunked rumours that he has walked away.
In a press release, they noted that reports of the separation, including the various interpretations given to some purported documents in circulation, must be disregarded.
RBA stated that despite claims that Empire Entertainment is taking advantage of Black Sherif, the company has been instrumental in the growth and reach of the artiste.
“The actual partnership agreement between EMPIRE and Black Sherif reflects the intent of the artiste, having gone through all the necessary independent reviews and readings before signatures were appended.”
Meanwhile, Black Sherif has stated that he only wants to highlight some challenges the youth face on the street.
He stated that many of his references in ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ were only to show that he does not let his struggles and mistakes hinder his goal.
“I make mistakes, but they don’t put me down. I keep going. I was just telling the story of a trying youth, things that happen to you on the street, normal realities, common stuff,” he explained.
Black Sherif noted that he is happy the song has generated different conversations on social media.
“It is art, and [because of that] it can make you feel different things,” he added.
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