Popular Ghanaian musician, Black Sherif has revealed how he was bullied like every normal teenager during his younger years.
The rapper was born Kwaku Frimpong and has the Muslim name Sherif Muhamed Ismail.
According to him, during his younger years, he was bullied for being Muslim yet having a generic name like Kwaku Frimpong.
Revealing why he used the name in his song, Black Sherif cogitated that,”relentless bullying led him to use that name a lot in my music as a way of honoring it…You see now I use Kwaku, KK (Kwaku Killa), a lot. I used to get bullied for it,”he said during an interview with Spotify RADAR Africa.
He emphasized that bullies would descend on him saying: “How are you, a Muslim, calling yourself Frimpong?
“[Because of that] I didn’t like the Frimpong name, even though that’s my father’s name.” Due to that history, I have always felt I have to do something, I have a debt to pay, pay my dues, so that name would be mentioned and honored. This is why I never front Sherif Muhammed Ismail a lot. I [rather] front Kwaku Frimpong,”
“That name is my actual identity,” he added.