Ghanaian musician Mohammed Ismail Sherif, affectionately called Black Sherif, has provided some details as to why he decided to name his debut album, “The Villain I Never Was.”
The fourteen-track album which has only one feature was released on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
In an interview with Apple Music 1 radio station’s Dadaboy Ehiz and via FaceTime, Black Sherif spoke at length about the title of the album.
According to him, he decided to go for this title because it captures the constant battle with the world and people around him, the battle within himself, and the perception he and others hold of him as a result.
“We as individuals are all connected in some way, and some way somehow we are all fighting different battles – internal, external – and with me, everything I’ve learned or say are more like experiences, things I’ve seen or things I’ve seen people go through,” he said.
“With my life, I feel like [a mess], bro, I feel like I’m fighting myself, and I’m a human, I need to feel like that sometimes. It shouldn’t always be up up,” Sherif explained further.
The ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ hitmaker went on to add: “All of the times I’m the villain – in my story, in people’s story – everywhere I’m the villain, but when I sit and think about it I know “Nah bro, I don’t just wake up to be a villain. I’m fighting for my life, I’m trying to make sense, I’m trying to be a better person so I really wasn’t the villain that people paint me to be or that myself is telling me. I’m not the villain.”
Listen to him speak below…
Quotes in this article were culled from classfmonline.